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August 1, 1981 was when MTV was created!
"On Saturday, August 1, 1981 at 12:01 AM Eastern Time, MTV launched with the words "Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll," spoken by John Lack and played over footage of the first Space Shuttle launch countdown of Columbia (which took place earlier that year) and of the launch of Apollo 11." -wikipedia
MTV's BIG Debut
Weird Al Yankovic-"Eat It!"The Buggles-"Video Killed the Radio Star"Rae Sremmurd-"Black Beatles"
The Boggles-"Video Killed the Radio Star"
This was the first music video premiered on MTV!
Music Videos and Video Jockeys
MTV Music Video Awards
90s Equals Change...Good Change-Rise of the MTV Series
The Real World (1992)
Beavis and Butthead (1992)
Total Request Live (TRL)Via MTV/TV DevelopmentYo MTV Raps!Via MTV/Google+
Total Request Live (TRL)
"In 1998, MTV merged Total Request and MTV Live into a live daily top ten countdown show, Total Request Live, which would become known as TRL (the original host being Carson Daly) and secure its place as the channel's unofficial flagship program. In the fall of 1999, a live studio audience was added to the show. By spring 2000, the countdown reached its peak. The program enjoyed success playing the top ten pop, rock, R&B, and hip hop music videos, and featuring live interviews with artists and celebrities." -wikipedia
Back to Reality...Reality TV and Sitcoms
Whichever approach MTV has taken, they've seemed to taken us along for the ride and we've enjoyed it every step of the way.