Individual 1991

Personal Award: Peggy Charren

For 24 years, Peggy Charren has been an advocate of quality children’s programming on television, most notable through her formation and leadership of Action for Children’s Television (ACT). No one has represented her constituency more passionately, with more dedication and with greater determination to see legislation passed securing appropriate programming guidelines. Years of hard work came to fruition with the enactment of the Children’s Television Act of 1990, a result of Ms. Charren’s personal commitment to the highest ideals and the extraordinary tenacity required in our participatory democracy. For selflessly serving the interests of children through the betterment of broadcasting, and for proving once again that one person can make a difference, a personal Peabody Award to Peggy Charren.