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Bloodnok6/25/2009 3:54:23 pm PDT

re: #205 Occasional Reader

I’m guessing it was more that MTV started out focused on Rock n’ Roll; and there just weren’t that many black rockers in the early 80s.

True, when they started they only played videos from ANYONE who made them, which happened to be a lot of British New Wave and New Romantic acts. Plus cable networks were trying to sell their product nationally, which probably had some of the say in it. I remember cable being a luxury item until the mid 80’s. At least where I was.