MTV does not want to risk losing any viewers to Barack Obama and has decided to start the Video Music Awards an hour earlier on September 6th, the same day as the Democratic National Convention.
The show was originally scheduled to run from 9-11pm, but since the democratic nominee traditionally delivers an acceptance speech at 10pm, the network decided to bump the show up an hour so it runs 8-10pm instead.
At least MTV's younger viewers can get an extra hour of sleep before waking up for school the next day. Parents rejoice!
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