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Who Killed the Video Star: The Story of MTV

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 a new 8-episode Audacy original about the rise and fall of MTV hosted by former MTV VJ, David Holmes.

Who Killed the Video Star: The Story of MTV | So Yesterday

Who Killed the Video Star: The Story of MTV

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  • about 1 month ago
  • 35:35

As the moment of the boy bands and the pop girlies winds down, MTV gets new life by making celebrities into reality stars, and cranking out daily dating shows. But as the ratings soar, a revolution is brewing, and it's about to steal MTV's thunder. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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

Who Killed the Video Star: The Story of MTV

  • 350 views
  • about 1 month ago
  • 35:11

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-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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

Who Killed the Video Star: The Story of MTV

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  • about 2 months ago
  • 43:03

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-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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

Who Killed the Video Star: The Story of MTV

  • 350 views
  • about 2 months ago
  • 32:22

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-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices