August 1, 1981

On THIS DAY IN in 1981 MTV launched in the United States. It was the first television station that played music videos 24 hours a day and the first video shown on MTV was the Buggles’ song “Video Killed the Radio Star”. In 1992 the “Real World” premiered on MTV and the reality series killed the Video Star, as that was the decline of MTV actually showing music videos and going straight to crappy reality show to crappy reality show.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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