SoundbreakingJimmy Jam: MTV Was White Rock Music Television Clip: Episode 7 | 3m 15s The launch of MTV established a new creative platform for recording artists but not everyone had access to it. In Sound and Vision, Soundbreaking explores the historic moment Michael Jackson broke through the race barrier changing the face of the channel forever. Featuring flashbacks with the iconic Rick James and commentary from Jason King, Nelson George and Jimmy Jam. Aired: 11/22/16 Rating: TV-PG Closed CaptioningVideo has closed captioning. The full episode is no longer available for online streaming. Why? Please continue to enjoy extra(s) from this episode. The full episode is still available for purchase through the "Buy Now" links.Buy Now:PBSBuy DVDs checkmarkAdd to WatchlistProblems Playing Video?Report a ProblemClosed CaptioningShare:Share this video on FacebookFacebookShare this video on TwitterTwitterShare this video on Google PlusGoogleShare this video via EmailE-mailEmbedEmbed Code for this videoEmbed CodeSoundbreakingJimmy Jam: MTV Was White Rock Music TelevisionSeason 1 Episode 7Width in pixels px Height in pixels px Copied to your clipboardLabelCopy to ClipboardClick to copy embed code for videoCloseCloseReport a ProblemBefore you submit an error, please consult our Troubleshooting Guide.Type of ErrorVideo doesn't loadVideo loads, but doesn't playVideo jumps back/forwardOnly audio is streamingSponsorship playback errorOtherPlease add more detailsCancelSubmit ReportYour report has been successfully submitted. Thank you for helping us improve PBS Video.CloseCloseClose Learn More Down Sound and Vision “Sound and Vision” follows the rise of MTV and how video overhauled the industry. Official Trailer Soundbreaking is an eight-part series on the art and evolution of music recording. Next on Episode 7 “Sound and Vision” follows the rise of MTV and how video overhauled the industry. The Record Wars and Rock and Roll Steven Van Zandt traces the birth of the single and the LP.