I grew up on MTV back in the 80s when all they aired were videos and long before they changed their formatting to include these reality TV programs. Thank God!! I got my taste of rock. So for the next few O.S.F.s, I will be rediscovering my rock & roll roots.
Although I think MTV was “unbalanced” because of its failure to air black musicians’ videos, it did expose a generation of black teens, like myself, to music other than R&B and the emerging Rap genre.