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MTV News shutdown: What made it so important for young people in the 1990s?

The MTV logo is shown on a screen. (Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images)
The MTV logo is shown on a screen. (Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images)

After 36 years, MTV News is no more. Parent company Paramount announced the news this week as part of a 25% cut in staff.

Journalist Alison Stewart got her start covering politics there. Today, she hosts the midday public radio program “All Of It” on WNYC.

She joins Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd now to talk about the impact MTV News had on young people and American culture.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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