This is covered during the episode, but the Department of Energy website has some basic facts on how the nation's electrical grid works.
The TV news reports featured in tonight's episode:
- Power Grid Review Sought After PG&E Substation Attack Called Terrorism
- Ex-Federal Official Says San Jose PG&E Substation Attack Was Terrorism
- Vandalism at San Jose PG&E Substation Called 'Sabotage'
You can watch the For The Record episode "Blackout" on demand at TheBlaze.com/ForTheRecord.
The official report from the 2004 EMP Commission.
The official report from the 2008 EMP Commission.
Peter Pry is the author of "Apocalypse Unknown: The Struggle To Protect America From Electromagnetic Catastrophe." He also co-authored "How North Korea Could Cripple The U.S." with James Woolsey in the Wall Street Journal.
More details on the February 2013 nuclear test in North Korea.
More details on the December 2012 launch of a satellite by North Korea.
Iran sending warships within 13 nautical miles of the U.S. coast.
William Forstchen is the author of "One Second After." He is a professor of Military History at Montreat College.
Gen. Charles Jacoby's testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 13, 2014.
Elizabeth Kreft is on Twitter: @elizabethakreft
The Wall Street Journal article quoting Jon Wellinghoff shown in the episode: Assault on California Power Station Raises Alarm On Potential For Terrorism
The 1859 article "Auroral Phenomena: Remarkable Effect of the Aurora Upon the Telegraph Wires" shown in the episode during the discussion of the Carrington Event.
More details on the 2012 solar storm that nearly caused another Carrington-like event.
The FERC Order Directing Filing Of Standards shown in the episode.
The Presidential Policy Directive on securing infrastructure shown in the episode.
The full statement from FERC Commissioner Tony Clark on grid security.
The report from the New Jersey fusion center about attacks on the electric grid.