I must say, this news kind of makes me feel old. MTV is 25 today. Pretty soon, the channel will be too old to fit in its own demographic. I know I am. I've long since abandoned MTV to its own worst devices. But I will say, back in the day I thought Music Television was the shit. I remember laboring over an impeccable MTV logo instead of paying attention in algebra. Ahhh, youth.
So "Happy Birthday" ya big galoot. Video really did kill the radio star. Though, I believe the Pussycat Dolls are a sign of devolution. And Paris Hilton is clearly a harbinger of the apocalypse.
You can watch MTV's first hour of broadcast, commercials and all, on the MTV website. I'm fairly certain this is the most exposure the Split Enz and Cliff Richard have received since, well, 1981.