American Experience

Blackout

Season 27 Episode 7 | 52m 1s | Video has closed captioning.

First responders, journalists, shop owners, those inside the pressure-packed control center of Con Edison on West End Avenue, and other New Yorkers tell what happened when the lights went out on July 13, 1977.

Aired: 07/14/15

Expired: 07/13/18

Rating: NR

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