Blackout: American Experience

The Race Underground

It was Boston — a city of so many firsts — that overcame a litany of engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen, and the great fears of its citizenry to construct America’s first subway

Air Date 1/31/17

 
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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.
Upcoming Air Dates
  • #2707 — Blackout: American Experience |
    New Thursday, Jul 13 at 8pm TPT 2
  • #2707 — Blackout: American Experience
    Look back at what happened in New York City the night the lights went out in July of 1977, plunging 7 million city residents into darkness. By the time power was restored, stores and businesses had been looted and burned and thousands had been arrested.
    New Thursday, Jul 13 at 8pm TPT 2

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