Happy 40th birthday, MTV
Man walked on the moon so the MTV generation could sit on the couch
There is no question that MTV forever changed television. It debuted on August 1, 1981 with the video for The Buggles classic Video Killed The Radio Star and immediately made an impact. 24/7 music videos were a perfect form for then-nascent cable TV. MTV could be run at a relatively low-cost with music videos at that stage barely even a thing. At launch…
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