It’s impossible to overstate the impact MTV had when the channel debuted 40 years ago. Everything changed when the first video aired. In this list we hear from the originators, in their own words, about what it was like to be there.
6 clips 20 MINS
MTV Was the Early 80s Version of a Start-up
Tom Freston: “I never wanted to be a mainstream businessman. I still don’t.”
Mark Goodman on Leaving a Top Radio Station for MTV
Birth of MTV with Mark Goodman
Martha Quinn’s Internship Got Her a Gig as a VJ
"The Beauty & Wonder of Early MTV"
Fan Favorite: Judy McGrath: “I didn’t know anything about TV; I didn’t even like it!” (rebroadcast)
Is Nina Blackwood the Only Person to Turn Down John Taylor of Duran Duran?
287: Nina Blackwood interview | MTV | The 80s Cruise | 80s in the Sand
MTV’s Incredible Reach & Impact
Author/Music Journalist Rob Tannenbaum (I Want My MTV): Part 1 (Ep. 74)