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ACT Awards - In 1972, the medal watch dog group Achievement in Children's Television award began presenting the ACT Awards for significant achievements towards improving children's television programming. The Action for Children's Television (ACT) was formed in 1968 by Peggy Charren and a group of concerned mothers and houswives from Newton, Massachusetts who wanted to eliminated violence and other negative behavior seen in the wasteland of children's Television. Shortly after Congress passed the Children's Television Act of 1990, the Action for Children's Television group closed. Peggy Charren, the founder of ACT, left the organization suggesting that now was up to individual citizens' groups to police the airwaves.


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