This is why Youtube is more important than TV. MTV turned the big 3-0 a couple days past. Now, with the help of serious fans we can view the full first hour of MTV’s existence – scratch that – now you can view the first full 24 hours of MTV! This was living. This is the MTV First 24 Archive.

If things could not get anymore complete, the MTV First 24 Hour Archive now includes the FULL pre-launch 15 minute countdown. I love completists.

ps: the first video I remember seeing on MTV was a Meatloaf video in 1983.

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