Power shortages. Rolling blackouts. Skyrocketing utility bills. California’s 2000-2001 power disaster made “energy” a national front-burner issue. In “Blackout,” FRONTLINE and The New York Times join forces to investigate the story behind the California energy crisis. Correspondent Lowell Bergman goes head to head with energy industry CEOs and state and federal officials to uncover what’s at the heart of the growing energy crisis, and who’s profiting.
A co-production of FRONTLINE and The New York Times. Produced and directed by Michael Chandler.