TELEVISION: THE M IS BACK IN MTV

BY POPULAR DEMAND, SINGLED OUT AND STUPID GAME SHOWS ARE AXED. AND MUSIC RULES AGAIN

Pop culture's most powerful critic was taking his shot. On the Oct. 19 episode of The Simpsons, Bart walked up to the blackboard and, in his signature scrawl, covered it with the phrase, "I no longer want my MTV." Meanwhile, the MTV-Hater's Page Website offered a chat for "all those who are sick of MTV's mass of nonmusic-related programming." Even the demographically challenged Howard Stern, whose own audience is more Pat Benatar than Puff Daddy, realized he could score easy points by harping on the service's lack of videos. Yet despite the welling demand for more music on MTV, videos were...

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