This show is a part of the news division branch at MTV. Mtv News covers stories in the areas of popular culture and politics. The first broadcast of MTV News was in 1992 and that episode focused on getting the youth to start caring about political issues. Bill Clinton was running for the white house against president George H.W. Bush at the time and this classic campaign Choose or Lose (also other youth targeted campaigns like Rock the Vote) helped boost the youth voter turnout by twenty percent. Following the election critics of MTV News have said that their youth initiatives have not been as successful.
As the years flew by there were many different hosts on the forefront. Most of these news anchors left the channel to pursue new ventures but they have greatly left an impact on the history of the station. Some notable names worth mentioning from the news cast are Alison Stewart, Brian McFayden, Chris Connelly, Christina Olivares, & SuChin Pak. Today, Sway Calloway, Josh Horowitz, and James Montgomery are the current anchors for the U.S. version of the show. MTV has even created different versions of this show so that it can appease their audiences in Canada, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Germany, The Netherlands, and the UK. MTV News used to have its own time block but as technology started to take many things online the broadcasting of this show followed suit.
Mtv news is still prevalent with a strong following of people that still want to get their daily fix of music and world news. New additions to the catalog include gossip about current actors or musicians, informative blogs encompassing all areas of media, and breaking news that can be about anything at the moment that they deem important. Not to mention, this show has even kept up with the current social trends (facebook, twitter, etc.) made available today so that everyone has the ability to stay up to date with their site.
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Marilyn Manson collapsed on stage while performing Wednesday night in Saskatoon, Canada. But don't worry, Marilyn is still alive and kicking!
Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose said it as politely as he could, but still made it completely clear: he won't attend his band's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction because he won't tread where he isn't welcome. Rose didn't simply publicly decline the invitation to attend this week's induction ceremony among fellow lineup inductees Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagen and Steven Adler, Reuters reports. He wants his name struck from the Hall's record.
I'll never forget that moment. I was 15, and making my way into the Riverport Ampitheater in St. Louis for Lollapalooza 2. As we walked to our seats towards the beginning of the Pearl Jam set, we were suddenly caught up in a crushing wave of people that had surged forward. Eddie Vedder had climbed the rafters, and was preparing to leap from ridiculous heights into the frothy crowd below. Watch the trailer for the new Pearl Jam doc "PJ20."
Time to cue up "Everybody Hurts," especially if you happen to be a fan of the best-selling band R.E.M. Today the long running band announced that they are officially calling it quits. After 31 years playing together Michael Stripe, Peter Buck and Mike Mills are disbanding.
Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters recently responded to a protest by the homophobic wack-jobs at the Westboro Baptists Church by climbing on board a flatbed truck and giving fans a performance as a band of big gay truckers.
After one questionable hip-hop rumor site claimed they had been offered "a sex tape for sale which shows R&B singer Rihanna and rapper J Cole" another gossip rag is reporting that Larry Flynt from Hustler has reportedly purchased the alleged tape and is weighing options on how to release it as we speak.
Oh Kanye West, what will you say next? Apparently, that answer includes Adolf Hilter. The rapper might make awesome decisions in bike stores, but he certainly doesn't whenever he gets anywhere near a stage - or a microphone. Getting on stage at the Big Chill music festival on Saturday night in England, West let out another classic Kanye tirade, comparing himself to the Nazi leader.
When we heard Jay Z and Kanye were coming together for a new collaboration called "Watch the Throne," we couldn't believe it. Would it actually be possible for the two biggest talented heavyweights in the rap game to come together for a super-album? Would it live up to the white-hot hype? The answer, friends, is hell yes. Listen to "Watch the Throne" here.
Believe it or not, friends, 30 years ago today, the station you now know as MTV was launched. At the time, it stood for music television, and instead of showing you how Snooki smushes 24/7, they introduced this novel and wonderful concept called the "music video." Just so you don't think we're smoking the wacky tobaccky, here's proof we dug up from a time capsule we found called a "YouTube."
It looks like Lady Gaga has taken Weird Al's "Perform This Way" video as a personal challenge to get even stranger. This week, she unveiled her latest alter ego to Japanese TV audiences in an interview with the show "Sukkiri." It's a panda. Named Gagapanda. Not. Kidding. Behold, some of the strangest video you may ever see.