Blackout

Blackout

DVD - 2015
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Told through the memories of those who lived through the events, examines the 1977 power outage that caused monumental mayhem throughout New York City over two hot and humid days. In the documentary, American Experience explores the economic, political, technological, and social consequences of an event that led to both horrifying lawlessness and to innumerable acts of selflessness and generosity.
Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, ©2015
ISBN: 9781627894333
Branch Call Number: 333.7932 BLA
Characteristics: 1 DVD (approximately 54 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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papagator
Jun 06, 2016

A sad reminder of what disaster does and the 2nd and 3rd order effects how some people will throw fuel on the fire...nice contrast between the 1965 and the 1977 event.

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peawormsworth
Jun 05, 2016

Very good documentary with lots of original footage.
It's not deep, but it does well at painting a picture of New York at that time and how it came to a climax one night.
The description (Library Journal) provided above is accurate.

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