Thirty years ago today, MTV premiered with rocket-launch footage and a broadcast of "Video Killed The Radio Star." On Twitter today, viewers have been sharing their memories of the network's three-decade existence. A few thoughts from random tweeters, our followers, and an Atlantic editor:
MTV memories: 'Singled Out,' back when dating shows ended in a date, not marriage; my parents forbidding me from seeing 'Beavis' #iwantmyMTV
I can still hear my dad questioning why I would want to watch music videos when I could listen to music on the radio. #iwantmyMTV
hot summer days in middle school were spent in my next door neighbor's basement family room having "name this video" races. #iwantmyMTV
Thoughts, observations, memories about MTV? Leave a comment below.