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FRONTLINE; Blackout

06/01/2001


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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Blackout
Program Number

1916

Series Description

Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

Rolling blackouts. Skyrocketing utility bills. California's power disaster has made "energy" a front-burner issue for everyone, with many observers predicting the crisis will spread east this summer. FRONTLINE and The New York Times join forces to investigate the story behind the California energy crisis. Through interviews with state and federal officials, power company executives, and average citizens affected by the crisis, the documentary examines whether power companies and energy trading giants have capitalized on deregulation to make tremendous profits even as users suffer power shortages and exhorbitant rate hikes. The correspondent is Lowell Bergman. The New York Times reporters are Jeff Gerth, Joseph Kahn, and Richard A. Oppel, Jr. The New York Times editors are Jill Abramson, Jim Schachter, and Michael Oreskes.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
News
Public Affairs
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Blackout,” 06/01/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E23EC75D92794069BC1BBA8F55582CD6.
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