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Press Release

PTC Mourns Jayne Meadows Allen

By: Kelly Oliver

Release Date: 4/28/2015

LOS ANGELES (April 28, 2015) – The Parents Television Council mourns the passing of Jayne Meadows Allen, wife of PTC Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus, Steve Allen.

“We are saddened to learn of Jayne Meadows Allen’s passing. Like her beloved husband, PTC Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus, Steve Allen, Jayne built a successful career on a foundation of positive, uplifting, family-friendly entertainment. And like Steve, she embraced the mission and vision of the PTC, actively sharing our work with friends even in recent years. We are profoundly grateful for the joy Jayne brought to so many families for so many years,” said PTC President Tim Winter.

The Parents Television Council® ( is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media.

This national grassroots organization has more than 1.4 million members, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children.

The PTC™ also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families.

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To speak with a representative from the Parents Television Council, please contact Kelly Oliver at (703) 307-9404 or email at