A Hisory of Music Television
MTV, Music Television, was launched on August 1, 1981. The introduction was spoken by John Lack, who simply said, "Ladies and gentleman, rock and roll." This was followed by the first music video on MTV, "Video Killed the Radio Star," by the Buggles. MTV is said to be one of the most influential cable television channels of all time becuase it drastically changed the music industry.