MTV Grows Up
Saturday, July 28, 2001
Adolescence was far from awkward for this cable TV outlet. On its 20th anniversary, MTV has not only survived its teenage years, but influenced a generation of filmmakers, broadcasting and advertising executives, not to mention more than one generation of teenagers. Bob talks to New York Times pop music critic Ann Powers about the maturing music station and its efforts to recapture its younger, more experimental years.