Blackout, a new documentary I helped to research and produce will have its debut on PBS' American Experience next Tuesday, July 14th. Thanks to all the New Yorkers who shared their stories with us on and off camera. Below is a clip featuring Brownsville native and graffiti writer, Doc Tc5. Hope you enjoy the show!
On the night of July 13, 1977, lightning strikes took out several critical power lines, causing a catastrophic power failure and plunging some 8 million people into darkness in the New York City area. First responders, journalists, shop owners, Con Edison employees, and other New Yorkers tell about what happened when the lights went out.