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I Want My MTV—40 Years of Music Television

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.
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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.”
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Mark Goodman on Leaving a Top Radio Station for MTV
Birth of MTV with Mark Goodman
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Martha Quinn’s Internship Got Her a Gig as a VJ
Martha Quinn
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Tom Freston: “I never wanted to be a mainstream businessman. I still don’t.”
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Birth of MTV with Mark Goodman
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Fan Favorite: Judy McGrath: “I didn’t know anything about TV; I didn’t even like it!” (rebroadcast)
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287: Nina Blackwood interview | MTV | The 80s Cruise | 80s in the Sand
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Author/Music Journalist Rob Tannenbaum (I Want My MTV): Part 1 (Ep. 74)
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