Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010

Music Videos on MTV

Remember when MTV played music videos? Remember when the M in MTV stood for "Music" (a word which the company officially removed from its name in February of this year)? Remember when no one had ever heard of Snooki? The television station once famous for forward-thinking music video shows like 120 Minutes and Alternative Nation — even the early years of Total Request Live — now can largely be summed up in three words: gym, tan, laundry. What happened?