MTV turns 30—watch three decades of highlights

Did you know that the home of reality slop once played music videos—lots of them, and important ones, too? Yesterday that station turned the big 3-0. Here is the play-by-play.

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Today Yesterday that station turned 30, and all across the Web people are marking the occasion. One blogger argues that it’s still going strong. Fox News says 30 years is enough, and The Los Angeles Times wants its MTV back.

Meanwhile, Gawker has condensed 30 years of MTV into this concise three-minute video, BuzzFeed shares the first five videos played on the station, and PR Daily gives you the station’s opening broadcast:

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