questionswouldn't it be nice if vh1 and mtv actually…

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I'm pretty sure Congress will actually get something done before that ever happens.

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I thought the M just stood for "mediocre" nowadays? Or maybe it was "mindless," hmm...

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I know what you mean! I miss being able to know that I could always find music videos to watch/listen to leisurely when I want!

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I'm old, old, old, and I started watching music videos when I was just old, old. I especially liked watching VH1 during the holidays, when they would play all manner of holiday videos...from the traditional to the cockeyed. Now the only thing that goes from traditional to cockeyed during the holidays is moi.

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@lordebon Mediocre is being very generous.

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sometimes, if you put it on at 4-5 am or so, you can catch them playing a few. I don't know if they still do this, I gave up on them a long long time ago.

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But..

How will I watch Basketball Wives?

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You mean you want the Music Television channel to show actual music videos?
This is unheard of!

I do miss flipping on one of these channels and jamming out while cleaning house or something.
I couldn't tell you the last time I saw an actual music video beside on Beavis & Butthead.

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Well, video killed the radio song, it seems that somehow a bunch of pregnant teen mothers and greasy drunken guidos have killed the video. Took a while, but radio seems to have gotten it's revenge...

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What do you think this is, the 80's?

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@jml879: The quote goes "Video killed the radio star"

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They would if videos drew ratings as good as the crap they show now.

"Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want." -Clive Barnes, British-born American writer and critic.

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@hossdawg97: That's making the assumption the ratings mechanism is accurate. Frankly, I wish the production companies paid more attention to the stats on hulu/netflix/amazon/itunes, etc... Last I knew (and I may be stupendously wrong) the Neilsen TV estimates were still king.

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@psaux: Neilsen is still the tops for TV and I am pretty sure that it is still Arbitron for radio.

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That's almost as crazy as a network playing sports all day.... That would never work. Smashes chair

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The current target audience for MTV wasn't even born yet when it stopped playing videos, so they'd have no idea what you're talking about. To them, music videos are something you watch on YouTube.

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I remember when MTV started, had to watch it at grandma's house since my family didn't have cable.
I was let down when reality shows took over.
Now I can't recall the last time I voluntarily went to these channels.

I miss Denis Leary commercials on the original :)

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There is a terrestrial sub-station of the CBS affiliate here called "The Cool TV" which sounds lame, but all they play is music videos. Oh, and commercial length infomercials, but I think I'll take those over VH1's reality shows.

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A bunch of other channels are going the same way. Like the History Channel going reality TV with Pawn Stars, IRT, And sliding further with alien garbage.