August 1, 1981 MTV Debuts
On this day in 1981, MTV debuted. At the time, they played music videos. The first video they played was by the Buggles (remember them?) "Video Killed the Radio Star."
MTV rarely plays music at all these days.
They are the network that brought us "Bevis & Butthead" and "Jersey Shore."
You can rightfully blame them for "Snooki."