The video really helps along with the original article. There was also a subsequent article (after the original one) synthesizing the feedback and refinements Bittman got from readers. They are all findable on the NYT site. (Try searching for Bittman and bread.)
Agree with yayadave that there are a vast number of threads already on Chowhound that you should check out. The followup Bittman article, with steps for fine-tuning, I found more useful than the original article. It's listed on this thread: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/447352
There are enough threads on Chowhound regarding this topic to keep you reading and learning for a long time. I think every aspect of Bittman/Lahey Sullivan Street Bakery bread is covered. If you Google, there's a whole world of discussion. No joke!