Television programmers prior to MTV were not utterly without vision. They realized the potential for bringing musical programming to the viewers. There were numerous television shows that featured live performers, including The Ed Sullivan Show and Don Kirshner's Rock Concert. There were also movies of full-length live concerts, many of which had theatrical runs. MTV's contribution to performance-oriented televised music was the removal of the live element, the introduction of lip-synching to the studio cut (or at least the removal of the stigma of doing so), and allowing us a slow-motion close-up of David Lee Roth's groin during his famous high kicks.