Blackout, Chapter 1
Clip: Season 27 Episode 7 | 8m 12s
July 14, 1977 dawned hot and humid in New York City. By 9:30pm the city would be plunged into darkness for more than 24 hours. In the wake of the power outage, tensions that had been simmering for years erupted into looting and violence. "Blackout" premieres July 14 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience.
Aired: 07/14/15Video has closed captioning.
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What happened when the lights went out in New York in 1977? Premieres 7/14 at 9/8c on PBS.
During the 1977 blackout in New York City, the looting began very quickly. July 14 9/8c.
Shop owners describe watching locals loot their store during the NYC blackout of 1977.
Watch the first three minutes of Blackout, premiering July 14 at 9/8c.