The Great Newspaper Strike of 1962-63

Friday, December 21, 2012


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Fifty years ago this month, 17,000 New York City newspaper workers went on strike, shuttering the city's seven daily papers for 114 days. Rooted in fears about new "cold type" printing technology, the strike ended up devastating the city's newspaper culture and launching the careers of a new generation of writers including Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese, and Nora Ephron. Vanity Fair contributor Scott Sherman talks with Bob about the strike and its legacy.

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Comments [1]


Great interview, both in information and delivery

Dec. 24 2012 12:02 PM

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