from The Los Angeles Times

MTV News, which chronicled the music and politics of the ’90s, shuts down


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Perhaps it’s fitting that MTV News, a youth brand if there ever was one, never hit the big 4-0.

On Tuesday, Paramount Global pulled the plug on MTV News, a cable television staple from the late 1980s through the early aughts, and was particularly well-known — especially to Gen-Xers and older millennials — for chronicling the heady music culture of the ’90s.

The influential and crowd-pleasing telecast brought pop music culture, news and politics to young audiences, long before the internet and Napster changed the industries of media and music in fundamental ways.

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