• Short Summary

    United States President Jimmy Carter has ordered the Federal Power Commission to find out why New York was plunged into darkness after a thunderstorm on Wednesday night (13 July).

  • Description

    United States President Jimmy Carter has ordered the Federal Power Commission to find out why New York was plunged into darkness after a thunderstorm on Wednesday night (13 July). For some people the blackout lasted 24 hours, during which time police made about 3,500 arrests. More than 500 police were injured coping with an orgy of looting and arson which occurred mainly in the poorer sections of the city. Amid what some reports described as near anarchy, New York Mayor Abraham Beame tried to play down the reports of crime, saying they were grossly exaggerated. For this he came under heavy criticism from police and firemen. On Friday (15 July) Mayor Beame toured the city for a first hand look at the destruction. This report from NBC's Mary Alice Williams.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAX79O8UUVK6NW7ZZZUERKS3XZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAX79O8UUVK6NW7ZZZUERKS3XZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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