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MTV

Television Network

MTV (formerly an initialism for Music Television) is an American cable television network based in New York City that launched on August 1, 1981. The original purpose of the channel was to play music videos guided by on-air hosts known as VJs. Today, MTV still plays a limited selection of music videos, but the channel primarily broadcasts a variety of popular culture and reality television shows targeted at adolescents and young adults.

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  • My two new good friends got me acclimated quickly to the workings of MTV. They schooled me on who’s who and what hands to shake. If I wanted to move up I had to network and meet those in charge.

    Terrance DeanHiding in Hip Hop

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    2008
    Terrance Dean

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    Dee Snider

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    Karen Duffy

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    2007
    Chuck Klosterman

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    2006
    Lonn Friend

  • Evening's Empire

    2010
    Bill Flanagan

  • Ordinary People

    2010
    Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne and Kelly Osbourne

  • So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star

    2005
    Jacob Slichter

  • This Is a Call

    2011
    Paul Brannigan

  • Rolling Away

    2005
    Lynn Marie Smith

  • The Heroin Diaries

    2007
    Nikki Sixx

  • INXS: Story to Story

    2010
    Anthony Bozza

  • Bowie

    2010
    Marc Spitz

  • In Her Shoes

    2002
    Jennifer Weiner

  • Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

    2003
    Chuck Klosterman

  • Fallin' Up

    2011
    Taboo and Steve Dennis

  • Shakira

    2002
    Ximena Diego

  • Lost Province

    2002
    Stephen Henighan

  • True Brit

    2007
    Sheryl Berk and Beth Peters

  • Cayendo hacia arriba

    2011
    Taboo

  • Everyone Loves You When You're Dead

    2012
    Neil Strauss


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