Back Stories: Blackout Of ’77 Continues

WCBS 880's 50th Anniversary Takes A Look Back

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Our look back on the blackout of 1977 continues.

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Former WCBS reporter Steve Reed recalls the chaos at Irving Place and the Con Ed headquarters.

“I remember hearing breaking glass,” he says. “Finally I got to East Harlem, and then it was the same thing going on there.”

Reed says it was a completely different scene from the blackout in 1965.

“I spent the entire night roaming the streets, describing and witnesses the mayhem,” he says.

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