Jamie Lee Curtis Appreciates 'Hard-Fought' Life
Four decades after her breakout role in "Halloween," Curtis revels in being a grownup, celebrates 22 years sober and knows herself more than ever.
Original VJ Mark Goodman Reveals His MTV Aha Moment
Goodman wasn’t sure if MTV would last when he quit his radio job to become one of the original VJs, but he knew when the music video network became a hit.
What Set Alan Hunter Apart Among the 5 Original MTV VJs
Original VJ Alan Hunter reflects on his role launching MTV on Aug. 1, 1981, and the advice he would give to his younger self.
A Split-Second Decision Led Martha Quinn to MTV
Original MTV VJ Martha Quinn found out about the job on the last day of auditions. She describes how it changed her life.
Original MTV VJs React to ’80s Music Videos
Original MTV VJs Martha Quinn, Alan Hunter and Mark Goodman take a trip down memory lane to relive and share secrets from the best '80s music videos.
How Jesse Owens Paved a Golden Path
Olympian Carl Lewis reflects on Jesse Owens' achievements at the ’36 Olympics in Nazi Germany and the racism he continued to face when he returned.
How Jackie Robinson Led by Example
Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker reflects on how Jackie Robinson was a symbol of hope and nonviolent activism for Black athletes.
Michael Jordan’s Groundbreaking Endorsements
Former NBA player Charles Barkley reflects on how Michael Jordan’s status as the premiere pitchman charted a new path for athletes to make money.
‘The Games We Play’ by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recites his powerful essay about the Black athletes who taught him to be a significant athlete by fighting social injustice.
CBS News Anchor Norah O’Donnell On What Drives Her
One of only three women ever to lead a network nightly news broadcast alone, Norah O’Donnell reflects on her career and aging on television.
Why Matthew McConaughey Turned Down $14.5 Million
In 1992, two weeks after his dad died, McConaughey wrote a list of life goals. Nearly 30 years later, McConaughey reflects on his life so far.
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