Wed Sep 5, 2012, 09:52 AM
highplainsdem (11,297 posts)
MTV Changes VMA Start Time to Avoid Clashing With Obama's Speech
Source: Rolling Stone
Now there's a scheduling conflict: MTV has changed the start time of its annual Video Music Awards to an hour earlier than normal Thursday to avoid bumping up against President Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The VMAs will run from 8-10 p.m. Eastern time. Obama is scheduled to speak after 10 p.m. at the DNC in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he will accept the Democratic nomination for a second term as president.
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mtv-changes-vma-start-time-to-avoid-clashing-with-obamas-speech-20120905
In case any of you are wondering how much this matters -- last year's VMA had over 12 million viewers:
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MTV Changes VMA Start Time to Avoid Clashing With Obama's Speech (Original post)
Response to highplainsdem (Original post)
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 10:06 AM
LynneSin (89,881 posts)
1. I hope someone reminds MTV's young viewers to turn into the speech after the VMAs are done
Kids should want to know about this stuff
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Response to flamingdem (Reply #3)
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 01:47 PM
awoke_in_2003 (21,024 posts)
5. I don't watch MTV often...
but they used to be pretty good about getting the message out about registering for the vote.
There are two types of people in the world- those who support marriage equality and those who are assholes
Response to LynneSin (Reply #1)
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 01:07 PM
alp227 (23,113 posts)
4. MTV should show the speech live right after the awards, haha.
Last edited Wed Sep 5, 2012, 01:08 PM - Edit history (1)
MTV's sister station BET (Black Entertainment Television) will show Obama's speech live as part of its coverage of the DNC. Didn't all the Viacom stations (Comedy Central, VH1, etc.) pre-empt regular programming during the MTV Movie Awards at one point?
And much of MTV's audience may vote for Obama anyway, but keep in mind that most of the people watching the VMAs may not follow politics closely. I don't know if "Rock the Vote" will take place in the VMA this year, but I know the 2004 VMA had a Rock the Vote segment featuring the children of both Bush and Kerry.
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