Blackout

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

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New York City saw blackouts in 1965, 1977 and 2003. Were you there? Have you been in a blackout anywhere? Share your story with American Experience.