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    Headbangers Ball

    Headbangers Ball

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    MTV - Music Television
    Headbangers Ball was a music video show featuring Heavy Metal music. With special guests Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Halford, Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie.
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    It Gets Better

    It Gets Better

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    What started as one video has now become a worldwide movement. In this special, MTV details the history of the It Gets Better Project, and offers advice and encouragement to all teens.moreless
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    Girl Code Live

    Girl Code Live

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    120 Minutes

    120 Minutes

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2003)
    120 Minutes was a weekly television show dedicated to alternative music and college radio that aired on MTV and MTV2 from 1986-2003. The show was hosted by several MTV VJs early in its run (e.g., Alan Hunter, J.J. Jackson, Kevin Seal), but it developed a clearer focus by 1988 with its first long-term host, Dave Kendall (the show's original producer). The video playlist also focused more on artists popular in college and alternative radio (e.g., R.E.M., Siouxsie & the Banshees, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sonic Youth), rather than on "light rotation" videos.

    As the show progressed into the 1990s, it began to feature live musical performances and occasional guest hosts (e.g., Thurston Moore, Henry Rollins), as well as a new rotation of show hosts (e.g., Lewis Largent, Matt Pinfield). 120 Minutes also featured the hosts appearing at different musical events, such as Lollapalooza, the Tibetan Freedom Concert, and England's Reading Festival, often conducting live interviews with musical acts present. In the United Kingdom, 120 Minutes was also featured on MTV in the mid-1990s, hosted for two years by ex-Wonder Stuff frontman Miles Hunt.

    During its run, 120 Minutes became known as a reliable source for new alternative music as well as groundbreaking artists pushing through into the mainstream. However, in the spring of 2000, MTV decided to cancel regular airings of 120 Minutes in order to make room for other developing shows on the channel (arguably, for shows that were seen to be more profitable). Nevertheless, 120 Minutes eventually moved to MTV2 in 2001, where it was able to continue its broadcast for the following two years, including another rotation of show hosts (e.g., Dave Holmes, Chris Booker, Jancee Dunn, Jim Shearer). Shearer, the final show host, brought 120 Minutes to an eventual end on May 4th, 2003. Shortly afterwards, MTV2 began airing a similar version of 120 Minutes called Subterranean.moreless
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    10 On Top

    10 On Top

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    10 On Top is a half-hour countdown of the Top 10 most texted and talked about young celebs at the moment. Their ranking will be influenced by the audience - based on the chatter they elicit, and the headlines they create each week, as well as the amount of buzz about their upcoming projects and events (appearances, premieres, tours, etc.). Host Lenay Dunn will guide viewers through the countdown, introducing hot, new talent, and delivering up exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. It's an entertaining summary of a week in the lives of young superstar entertainers--what deals they landed, whose hearts they broke, whose star is shining brightest right now, and whose will rise next.moreless
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    Direct Effect

    Direct Effect

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    MTV's Direct Effect counts down the top five Hip-Hop videos on MTV everyday. Our hosts La La and DJ Clue take you through the slammin' beats with occasional guest appearances.
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    Lil Wayne's 'Road to Rikers'

    Lil Wayne's 'Road to Rikers'

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    In Lil Wayne's Road to Rikers, the biggest rapper on the planet documents his final days before starting a one year jail term at the notorious penitentiary. In July of 2007, Lil Wayne was arrested when a loaded weapon was found on his tour bus. In October of 2009, he admitted to the offense. The legal troubles arrived at an inopportune time for the rapper. Weezy was coming off as the best selling artist of 2008 with the Grammy-winning Tha Carter III. In addition to his own album, 2008 saw Lil Wayne guesting on dozens of other projects as well as becoming the first rapper to perform at The Country Music Awards. The rap artist's prolific nature is well-documented in this series. Up until the day he ships off, Weezy works on two separate music videos, records several new tracks, and finds time to hit the town with his friends. Days before his sentence began, Lil Wayne left his fans with this quote: "Law is mind without reason...I'll return."moreless
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    When I Was 17

    When I Was 17

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    Each episode features three celebrities who reveal personal stories from their lives when they were 17 years old. Currently, today there have been twenty seven episodes which have featured the stories from eighty one celebrities.moreless
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    'No Easy Decision' Special

    'No Easy Decision' Special

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    'No Easy Decision' Special is the MTV special where MTV host and health and relationship expert Dr. Drew covers the difficult issue of abortion. The 30-minute special follows the former 16 and Pregnant star Markai Durham as she struggles with a difficult decision, whether to become a mother to a second child, or to undergo an abortion. MTV's series like 16 and Pregnant and Teen Moms have become runaway hits, with the stories of becoming young mothers capturing the attention of the country, and even catapulting the stars into fame and tabloid headlines. The shows have been controversial, as some think that they actually make the life of a teen mom seem glamorous. Now Dr. Drew Pinsky is taking on the issue of abortion, with stories of teens like the 27 percent of pregnant teens that choose to end their abortions. Hoping to show the other side of the story, the show gives a voice to the teen moms who don't make the same decisions as the stars of 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom, instead making the tough choice to terminate their pregnancy. Learn about the issue, both sides, and how these women make an informed choice on the 'No Easy Decision' Special.moreless