Peggy Charren used to call me up periodically to check on me. "Cookie, are still teaching that class on children's media?" she'd say. "These college kids need to understand that just because they've grown up with media doesn't mean they understand it." No one knew this better than Peggy. And no one knew better Peggy why it was important.
Peggy Charren, sometimes referred to as "the godmother of children's television," died last week. It's a little hard to believe that the New York accented quick witted voice of this indomitable woman will no longer be heard. But it's clear that the many legacies of her words and deeds will be.