Bob Silvers, Co-Founder Of New York Review Of Books Jessica Harris talks to Bob Silvers, co-founder of New York Review of Books. During a 1963 New York newspaper strike, Silvers, along with Barbara Epstein, decided to start a book review of their own. Harris also speaks to James Barton, co-founder of Tivo.
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Bob Silvers, Co-Founder Of New York Review Of Books

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Bob Silvers, Co-Founder Of New York Review Of Books

Bob Silvers, Co-Founder Of New York Review Of Books

Bob Silvers, Co-Founder Of New York Review Of Books

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During the New York newspaper strike of 1963, people missed reading the New York Times Book Review. A literary group of friends, including New York Review of Books founding editors Bob Silvers and Barbara Epstein, decided to start a book review of their own. With essays on politics, science, art, and books, the New York Review of Books has become an iconic literary institution.