Search the Archive

Los Angeles, California / Blackout #802810

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 12, 2005
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Brian Rooney) An electrical blackout in Los Angeles & the surrounding area due to human error, not terrorism as some feared, featured; scenes shown of the chaotic street traffic; details given about the extent of the power outage. [On the street, MAN - worries it was a terrorist attack.] [Children's Hospital of Los Angeles spokesman Steve RUTLEDGE†- cites the need for backup systems.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas, Brian Ross) How an improper connection caused the outage discussed.

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Rooney, Brian;
Ross, Brian

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.