Old Newspaper

My parents recently encouraged me to bring some of my old toy tractors out of their attic back to the new, larger house for Robin to play with. The tractors were wrapped with pages from The Daily Press Saturday July 19, 1986, section D. At the top of the page, was this gem:
5 years later, does America still want its MTV?
(Page D2 image)
There are some wonderful, choice quotes from the article:

Journey and Van Halen – two of the biggest names in rock’n’roll – put out new albums and don’t make videos.

Big names indeed, and they are still around today.

“I thing they finally realized that in order for [MTV and VH1] to be around for the long term, they’re going to have to act a bit more like a 24-hour TV station (with) more traditional television approaches, ” McCullaugh says. “You just can’t get by showing clips for 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Ha! Was this the beginning of the end of MTV as a music video channel?

Staving off stereo…Soon there will be homes with two, even three, stereo TVs…leading the sale and rental of home music videos “to become a very major product area.”

Remember when Stereo on your TV was a big deal? Me neither.

Read the scanned in articles, have a laugh. If there’s enough interest in this, there are are also articles on “one of the most striking young actresses in show business today” – Demi Moore, some guy named James Cameron who had just directed a film called “Aliens” and a gossip column with the likes of Bruce Willis, Olivia Newton-John, Bo Derek and George Hamilton.

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