Michael Jackson Hospitalized - Update: LA Times Reports Jackson Has Died

Occasional Reader6/25/2009 3:43:38 pm PDT

re: #175 Honorary Yooper

The irony of that is that MTV would not play videos by Black performers until Jackson’s record company threatened to remove all of their videos from MTV unless they played his. You might say that Jackson broke the MTV color barrier.

Um… you sure about that? I find this very hard to believe. MTV played whatever was popular, right from the outset, AFAIK. It’s not like MTV was around during the Jim Crow days.