Season 19, Episode 16 Blackout

First Aired: June 5, 2001

Correspondent Lowell Bergman explores the utility-deregulation disaster that has hit California and examines whether or not the rest of the U.S. will be next. Bergman also visits Pennsylvania, where a different form of deregulation hasn't led to consumer pain---yet; Washington, D.C. (interviewees include Vice President Dick Cheney); and Houston, where new energy “trading” companies are thriving. The report is a collaboration with the New York Times.