"The civilization that was New York came unglued for 24 hours, and that's what our story is about." American Experience Executive Producer Mark Samels talks about why we made Blackout.
Mr. Tornado is the remarkable story of the man whose groundbreaking work in research and applied science saved thousands of lives and helped Americans prepare for and respond to dangerous weather phenomena.
Explore the life and times of L. Frank Baum, creator of the beloved The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
A riveting account of the event that helped give rise to the modern American militia movement.
On the night of July 13, 1977, lightning strikes took out several critical power lines, causing a catastrophic power failure and plunging the New York City area into darkness.
Watch Chapter 1 of Blackout.
By 9:30 p.m. on July 14, 1977, New York City would be plunged into darkness for more than 24 hours.