Action for Children's Television

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Action for Children's Television was created in 1969 and "Although the organization was formally disbanded in 1992, ...Ms. Charren has continued her lobbying, testifying, and service on Presidential commissions and national committees." [1]

"A "grass-roots" activist group, Action for Children's Television (ACT) was founded by Peggy Charren and a group of "housewives and mothers" in her home in Newton, Massachusetts in 1968. The members of A.C.T. were initially concerned with the lack of quality television programming offered to children. In 1970 ACT petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asking that television stations be required to provide more programming for the child viewer. In that year the organization also received its first funding from the John and Mary R. Markle Foundation. ACT later received funding from the Ford and Carnegie Foundations as well, grants which allowed the group to expand from volunteers to between 12 and 15 staff members at the height of its activity." [2]

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