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July 13, 1994 | JAMES BATES
Judy McGrath has been named sole president of the Music Television cable channel with the departure of Sara Levinson. McGrath and Levinson have shared the title of president, with McGrath overseeing creative matters and Levinson in charge of the business end. McGrath, formerly president and creative director, will be in charge of all of MTV's business and creative affairs.
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May 6, 2011 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
One of television's most influential figures, Judy McGrath, chairwoman of the sprawling MTV Networks group, is leaving the company after spending three decades shaping MTV into a cultural and financial force. McGrath's decision to step down — effective immediately — was announced Thursday by parent company Viacom Inc. Her departure marks the end of an era for MTV and further consolidates the power of Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman, who will take a more hands-on role in the media empire's most profitable businesses.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 1991
MTV's creative director, Judy McGrath, perfectly demonstrates corporate doublespeak when she declares that the network doesn't want to be a censor. ("We're like an art gallery," she says. "If somebody sends you a painting, you can't just say, 'If you'd repaint it, I'd be glad to hang it.' ") The hypocrisy lies in the fact that MTV banned Madonna's "Justify My Love" because of sexual content, but videos that include the subjugation and abuse of women are still aired. As a teacher, I support Prof.
BUSINESS
May 30, 2000 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER and CLAUDIA ELLER
Judy McGrath, the 47-year-old president of MTV and MTV 2, has one of the toughest jobs in show business. Since 1993, her charge has been translating the fleeting whims of teens and young adults into cable programming. It is the very elusiveness of these fickle folks, their utter lack of loyalty, that makes them an advertiser's dream. MTV stumbled and lost its hold on this audience a couple of years ago.
BUSINESS
May 30, 2000 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER and CLAUDIA ELLER
Judy McGrath, the 47-year-old president of MTV and MTV 2, has one of the toughest jobs in show business. Since 1993, her charge has been translating the fleeting whims of teens and young adults into cable programming. It is the very elusiveness of these fickle folks, their utter lack of loyalty, that makes them an advertiser's dream. MTV stumbled and lost its hold on this audience a couple of years ago.
BUSINESS
May 6, 2011 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
One of television's most influential figures, Judy McGrath, chairwoman of the sprawling MTV Networks group, is leaving the company after spending three decades shaping MTV into a cultural and financial force. McGrath's decision to step down — effective immediately — was announced Thursday by parent company Viacom Inc. Her departure marks the end of an era for MTV and further consolidates the power of Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman, who will take a more hands-on role in the media empire's most profitable businesses.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Rockin' Convention Coverage: MTV will join other cable outlets CNN, C-SPAN and the Comedy Channel in covering the Democratic National Convention next week, MTV Creative Director Judy McGrath told reporters at the annual television press tour in Century City on Monday. MTV reporter Tabitha Soren will report live from Madison Square Garden throughout the day and offer news summaries at night; Megadeth lead singer Dave Mustaine will provide political commentary.
BUSINESS
March 16, 2002 | Jeff Leeds
Viacom Inc. named veteran music executive John Sykes to head its Infinity Radio division. The move follows the unexpected departure three weeks ago of Infinity chief Farid Suleman, who left to become a partner at New York leveraged buyout firm Forstmann Little & Co., which owns competing radio chain Citadel Communications. Sykes, 46, had been president of the VH1 and CMT cable channels for Viacom's MTV Networks.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Rock 'n' Activism: Rock the Vote, an anti-censorship music industry coalition, met Thursday evening at the China Club in Hollywood to map out battle plans to combat a dozen pending state mandatory record labeling bills. More than 100 industry figures convened to discuss strategies aimed at enticing rock fans to become more involved in the political process.
BUSINESS
July 15, 1994
Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended July 10, compared to week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units sold: Latest week: Albums: 10.4 Singles: 1.9 * Week-ago: Albums: 10.8 Singles: 2.0 * Year-ago: Albums: 9.3 Singles: 2.2 Hits Magazine Tip of the Week Judy McGrath's recent promotion to president of MTV has set off massive industry speculation over a major restructuring of the influential channel's programming and talent departments.
BUSINESS
July 13, 1994 | JAMES BATES
Judy McGrath has been named sole president of the Music Television cable channel with the departure of Sara Levinson. McGrath and Levinson have shared the title of president, with McGrath overseeing creative matters and Levinson in charge of the business end. McGrath, formerly president and creative director, will be in charge of all of MTV's business and creative affairs.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 1991
MTV's creative director, Judy McGrath, perfectly demonstrates corporate doublespeak when she declares that the network doesn't want to be a censor. ("We're like an art gallery," she says. "If somebody sends you a painting, you can't just say, 'If you'd repaint it, I'd be glad to hang it.' ") The hypocrisy lies in the fact that MTV banned Madonna's "Justify My Love" because of sexual content, but videos that include the subjugation and abuse of women are still aired. As a teacher, I support Prof.
BUSINESS
September 28, 2000 | Associated Press
MTV's online operation became the latest to fall in the "dot-com" shakeout, shelving its plans to go public and firing one-fourth of its staff, or 105 people. Judy McGrath, president of the MTV Group, said the stock offering might go ahead later if conditions on the stock market improve. MTVi, which groups the Web sites for MTV, VH1 and two other sites, Sonicnet.com and Country.com, filed a registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission in February to offer shares to the public.
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