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Don't like something you've seen or heard in the media? Do something about it! Here are some ways to make a difference.

Talk Back — Write a letter, send e-mail, or make a call!

Tell the Toy Makers:
Mad about a toy you bought that's not as hot as the commercial said it was? Unhappy about violence in a video game? Tell the people who made it.

Bandai America, Inc.
5551 Katella Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630
Phone: (714) 816-9560
E-Mail: customerservice@bandai.com
Web: www.bandai.com
Products: Power Rangers, Sailor Moon

Lewis Galoob Toys
500 Forbes Boulevard S.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: (650) 952-1678, (401) 431-8697, 800-4-GALOOB
Web: www.galoob.com
Products: Micro Machines, Sky Dancers, Ultra Force, Star Wars

Hasbro Toy Group
1027 Newport Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02862
Phone: (401) 431-8697
Web: www.hasbro.com
Products: Batman, GI Joe, Godzilla, Mortal Kombat, Transformers

Mattel Toys
333 Continental Boulevard
El Segundo, CA 90245-5012
Phone: (310) 524-2000
Web: www.mattel.com
Products: Barbie, Hot Wheels

McFarlane Toys
11918 Farmington Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150
Phone: (313) 425-0340
E-Mail: toys@mcfarlane.com
Web: www.mcfarlane.com
Products: Spawn action figures

Nintendo of America
P.O. Box 957
Redmond, WA 98073
Phone: (800) 255-3700
E-Mail: nintendo@noa.nintendo.com
Web: www.nintendo.com
Products: GameCube, GameBoy, Nintendo 64

Sega Enterprises
650 Townsend St., #575
San Francisco, CA 94103-4908
Phone: (414) 701-6500
Web: www.segaarcade.com

Toys R Us
461 From Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (800) 869-7787
Web: inc.toysrus.com

Tell the Television Networks:
Did you see something on TV that you didn't like? Or did you see something you loved? Let them know what you think.

Audience Relations Dept.
500 S. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91521-4551
Phone: (800) CALL-ABC
E-Mail: Netaudr@abc.com
Web: www.abc.com

Audience Services
51 W. 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 975-4321
Web: www.cbs.com

Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Viewer Services
P.O. Box 900
Beverly Hills, CA 90213
Phone: (310) 369-3553
Web: www.foxworld.com

Viewer Services
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
Web: www.nbc.com

PBS Viewer Mail
1320 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 22314-1698
E-Mail: Viewer@PBS.org
Web: www.pbs.org

Viewer Services
1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
Web: www.nick.com

Discovery Channel
Viewer Relations
7700 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone (888) 404-5969
E-Mail: viewer_relations@discovery.com
Web: www.discovery.com

Disney Channel
3800 West Almada Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: (818) 569-7897
Web: http://disneychannel.disney.go.com/disneychannel

Turner Network TV (TNT)
1010 Techwood Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone: (404) 885-4538
E-Mail: tnt@turner.com
Web: www.tnt.tv

Tell the Government:
It's the job of some government agencies and elected officials to protect people against media messages that are false, misleading or harmful. If you've got a problem, contact them.

Government Agencies and Elected Officials

To complain about violence on television programs:

Federal Communications Commission
Complaints and Investigative Branch
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: (888) CALL-FCC
Web: fccinfo@fcc.gov
E-Mail: www.fcc.gov

To complain about false or misleading advertising:

Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20580
Phone: (877)-FTC-HELP
Web: www.ftc.gov

To contact your elected officials:

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500
Phone: (202) 456-1414
E-Mail: president@whitehouse.gov
Web: www.whitehouse.gov

U.S. House of Representatives
(Write the name of your representative here)
Washington D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 224-3121
Web: www.house.gov/writerep

U.S. Senate
(Write the name of your senator here)
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3121
Web: www.senate.gov/contacting/index.cfm

Plan a Commercial-Free Day
Pick a day to turn off commercialism. Get your friends and family involved. Why not your whole school? To publicize the day, send out an e-mail or put up posters. Choose a theme for the day, like:

Stick It On the Ad
If you see an ad you don't agree with, put a Don't Buy It sticker on it. Tell the world what you think and spread the word about Don't Buy It at the same time! Get the stickers here.

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