It's pretty crazy that in just 1983, a representative for MTV, Mark Goodman, openly admitted that MTV avoided airing black artists' music videos because they wanted to appeal to white audiences. In this interview with David Bowie, he's pretty clear about how programming is designed to bring in white kids in Poughkeepsie, and that's it. Bowie is relentless in his line of questioning in a way few artists would be willing to be today, at least in person. On Twitter, anything goes:

#TBMTV - David Bowie

In this 1983 interview with Mark Goodman, David Bowie criticizes MTV for not playing enough music videos by black artists.

Posted by MTV News on Monday, January 11, 2016
Sources: MTV News | h/t Washington Post