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I Want My MTV, a 2019 documentary about the early years of the influential cable music network, will have its television premiere on A&E on Sept. 8 at 9 p.m. The film’s title takes its name from the on-air promotional campaign that featured some of the biggest music stars of the early 1980s urging fans to call their local cable operators to add the channel to their lineup.

The film, directed by Tyler Measom and Patrick Waldrop, had its premiere at Tribeca Film Festival in 2019 and became a crowd favorite at festivals around the world. The filmmakers go behind-the-scenes to show the difficulties the network had in getting a coveted spot on the nation’s cable operators’ channel lineups.