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MTV (Part I) #291702

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 02, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(NYC) Impact of Music television (MTV) on American music industry examined; music videos featuring Men at Work, Stray Cats, Duran Duran and others shown. [Epic Records senior vice president Don DEMPSEY - praises MTV's boost to record industry's revitalization.] [Nickelodeon Records/Tapes spokesperson Frank BACON - notes advertising benefits.] [CONSUMERS - praise MTV channel.] MTV's threat to FM radio stations noted. [KLOS-FM program director Tom HADGES - cites need to include MTV in programming.] Videotape industry spawned by MTV considered. [Director Francis DELIA - comments on burgeoning market for filmmakers.] [Singer David "O" - notes national exposure for new groups.] [MTV creator Bob PITTMAN - had anticipated such success.] Black artists' criticism of MTV's alleged exclusion of them discussed. [Singer Rick JAMES - feels discriminated against.]

Ford, Sam;
Schieffer, Bob

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