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Contributed by: [name withheld]
Contributed on: August 17, 2003

Which blackout(s) did you experience?
1977 (New York City Blackout)

In your own words, tell the story of your experience in the blackout(s). Try to recall specific events and the people, places, and things involved; also include more general reactions, images adn last impressions?
I was in my apartment with my family in the Bronx watching an episode of BARETTA when all of a sudden the tv picture disappeared into a small white dot

Why did the blackouts happen, in your opinion?
I dont know I was just a kid-probably over-usage

What is your opinion regarding the general causes of power failures (blackouts)?
unprepared energy companies

Did either blackout seem significant or shocking at the time?
Both were significant

Did the blackout(s) have any larger meaning in your mind?
No

Did the blackout(s) cause any profound crisis?
No

How did the blackout(s) affect your daily reliance on electricity?
Became less reliant

Cite as: Anonymous, Story #285, The Blackout History Project, 17 August 2003, <http://blackout.gmu.edu/details/285/>.
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