"Les Garland: There was never, ever any racial attitude. Any conversations would be about the format..."
"Les Garland : I was sitting in my office one day, and the assistant says Prince is on the phone: "Can you come up tomorrow?" So I fly from Florida to Minnesota..."
On Saturday, Garland will receive the Governor's Award for lifetime achievement at the Mid-America Emmy Awards presented in Kansas City.
The date was August 1, 1981; it was a day that forever changed the music industry when a little channel called MTV first launched on cable.
Les Garland to Receive An Emmy; The Governors Life Time Achievement Award