American ExperienceBlackout, Chapter 1 Clip: Season 27 Episode 7 | 8m 12s July 14, 1977 dawned hot and humid in New York City. By 9:30pm the city would be plunged into darkness for more than 24 hours. In the wake of the power outage, tensions that had been simmering for years erupted into looting and violence. "Blackout" premieres July 14 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience. Aired: 07/14/15 Rating: NR Closed CaptioningVideo has closed captioning. The full episode is no longer available for online streaming. Why? Please continue to enjoy extra(s) from this episode. The full episode is still available for purchase through the "Buy Now" links.Buy Now:PBSBuy DVDs AppleBuy on iTunes checkmarkAdd to WatchlistProblems Playing Video?Report a ProblemClosed CaptioningShare:Share this video on FacebookFacebookShare this video on TwitterTwitterShare this video on Google PlusGoogleShare this video via EmailE-mailEmbedEmbed Code for this videoEmbed CodeAmerican ExperienceBlackout, Chapter 1Season 27 Episode 7Width in pixels px Height in pixels px Copied to your clipboardUnable to copyLabelCopy to ClipboardClick to copy embed code for videoCloseCloseReport a ProblemBefore you submit an error, please consult our Troubleshooting Guide.Type of ErrorVideo doesn't loadVideo loads, but doesn't playVideo jumps back/forwardOnly audio is streamingSponsorship playback errorOtherPlease add more detailsCancelSubmit ReportYour report has been successfully submitted. Thank you for helping us improve PBS Video.CloseCloseClose Learn More Down Where did Brooklyn go? From Blackout Watch the first three minutes of Blackout, premiering July 14 at 9/8c. No Police to Stop Them, from Blackout Shop owners describe watching locals loot their store during the NYC blackout of 1977. "It went from being light to being looting," from Blackout During the 1977 blackout in New York City, the looting began very quickly. July 14 9/8c. Blackout Preview What happened when the lights went out in New York in 1977? Premieres 7/14 at 9/8c on PBS.