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The New York '77 Blackout

An exploration of the blackout on 13 July 1977 that plunged a sweltering and near-bankrupt New York City into chaos as the lights went out at 9.27pm. Music stations switched to rolling news and the sound of store alarms was the prelude to a night of fear and unprecedented lawlessness.

A Brook Lapping production for BBC Radio 4.

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1 hour

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Sat 2 Jan 2010 20:00

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