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For One Kansas Professor, MTV Music Videos From The '90s Are A Window Into American Stereotypes

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Aleks Dorohovich
Music researcher Brad Osborn began compiling a list of MTV's "buzz worthy" videos after giving a conference presentation on teaching music theory.

The TV network was "like the internet before anyone had the internet," said music researcher Brad Osborn, and its series of "buzz-worthy" music videos was an influential tastemaker.

Osborn's research uncovered a lack of diversity and abundance of stereotypes in music videos.

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