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Who Killed the Video Star: The Story of MTV

Who Killed the Video Star: The Story of MTV

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For nearly four decades MTV defined youth culture -- today it's a shell of its former self. What happened? How did MTV build a brand that stayed relevant to young viewers for decades, just to throw it all away? Who Killed the Video Star is

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Season 1


Who Killed the Video Star: The Story of MTV | We Have Liftoff

Today, MTV is a household name. And everyone knows what a music video is. But there was a time when MTV and the art form it championed were crazy ideas that nobody believed in. Well, almost nobody... This is how it all started, told by the people who made it happen. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Who Killed the Video Star: The Story of MTV | We Have Liftoff

Today, MTV is a household name. And everyone knows what a music video is. But there was a time when MTV and the art form it championed were crazy ideas that nobody believed in. Well, almost nobody... This is how it all started, told by the people who made it happen. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

37:16

EP01 - S1

27 Mar 24

Who Killed the Video Star: The Story of MTV | I Want My MTV!

MTV's initial ascent is not exactly meteoric. The network struggles to reach viewers and attract advertisers. To succeed, MTV would need to do two things: 1) Break its own rules. 2) Broadcast the greatest music video of all time. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Who Killed the Video Star: The Story of MTV | I Want My MTV!

MTV's initial ascent is not exactly meteoric. The network struggles to reach viewers and attract advertisers. To succeed, MTV would need to do two things: 1) Break its own rules. 2) Broadcast the greatest music video of all time. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

31:11

EP02 - S1

27 Mar 24

Who Killed the Video Star: The Story of MTV | TV Mattered, Nothing Else Did

To increase ratings and become more attractive to advertisers, MTV leans away from music videos. In so doing, they create some of the most influential shows of the 80s, which inspires a complaint that would follow them forever. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Who Killed the Video Star: The Story of MTV | TV Mattered, Nothing Else Did

To increase ratings and become more attractive to advertisers, MTV leans away from music videos. In so doing, they create some of the most influential shows of the 80s, which inspires a complaint that would follow them forever. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

33:34

EP03 - S1

3 Apr 24

Who Killed the Video Star: The Story of MTV | Look At Me

We know that with 1992's The Real World, MTV predicted the phenomenon of reality television. But they also created a new species that roams the earth to this very day: the Reality Television Star. We talk to a few early Real World cast members about the blinding level of fame the show gave them, and the ways it affected their own reality. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Who Killed the Video Star: The Story of MTV | Look At Me

We know that with 1992's The Real World, MTV predicted the phenomenon of reality television. But they also created a new species that roams the earth to this very day: the Reality Television Star. We talk to a few early Real World cast members about the blinding level of fame the show gave them, and the ways it affected their own reality. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

44:15

EP04 - S1

10 Apr 24

Who Killed the Video Star: The Story of MTV | The Last Peep Show

In the ‘90s, MTV is established enough to attract Bob Dylan to Unplugged and host its own Rock & Roll Inaugural Ball. But then a survey from the network’s research department turns up one small fact about the MTV audience that makes a massive impact on their programming, on popular music, and on traffic patterns in midtown Manhattan.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Who Killed the Video Star: The Story of MTV | The Last Peep Show

In the ‘90s, MTV is established enough to attract Bob Dylan to Unplugged and host its own Rock & Roll Inaugural Ball. But then a survey from the network’s research department turns up one small fact about the MTV audience that makes a massive impact on their programming, on popular music, and on traffic patterns in midtown Manhattan.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

36:23

EP05 - S1

17 Apr 24

Introducing: Who Killed The Video Star: The Story of MTV

Audacy Podcasts presents Who Killed The Video Star? | The Story of MTV -- an eight-part series about the network that conquered pop culture until it suddenly fell off the map. Hosted by former MTV Video Jockey, Dave Holmes. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Introducing: Who Killed The Video Star: The Story of MTV

Audacy Podcasts presents Who Killed The Video Star? | The Story of MTV -- an eight-part series about the network that conquered pop culture until it suddenly fell off the map. Hosted by former MTV Video Jockey, Dave Holmes. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

02:19

26 Mar 24

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