MTV celebrates 40 years of music videos, cultural influence
The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star” launched the network’s round-the-clock music video format on Aug.
According to The Associated Press, the new design was inspired by an image created this year by Kehinde Wiley, who painted the portrait of former President Barack Obama for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.
“This is our third generation that we’re reinventing for.
“We launched as a video channel on what was the new medium of the time in 1981, which, hard to believe, that was cable,” McCarthy said.