American Experience


Season 27 Episode 7 | 52m 1s

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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For Season 27 of American Experience, exclusive corporate funding is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, major funding by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations. Additional funding for Blackout provided by The Yawkey Foundations.