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Press Release

PTC Mourns the Passing of Jack C. Taylor

By: Kelly Oliver

Release Date: 7/5/2016

LOS ANGELES (July 5, 2016) – The Parents Television Council mourns the passing of Jack C. Taylor, founder of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and a longtime benefactor of the PTC.

PTC President Tim Winter offers the following remarks:

“The term ‘American Hero’ can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. But when one man serves his nation valiantly during wartime; when he creates a company that goes on to employ – and provide a stable family income to – over a hundred thousand of our fellow citizens; when he gives away almost a billion dollars to charitable causes without asking any recognition or notoriety; and when he hopes that his legacy simply will be that he was ‘a nice guy’; THAT is the very epitome of an American Hero. And at the age of 94, Jack was taken from us far too early.

“During my life I’ve been honored to meet presidents, senators, congressmen, Hollywood legends, millionaires and billionaires, and captains of industry. Out of all of them, Jack Taylor is the greatest man I’ve ever known. While I am brokenhearted today by his passing, for the rest of my life I will be grateful for, and inspired by, his positive, uplifting and inspiring life.

“I send my heartfelt condolences to Andy and Jo Ann, and to the entire Taylor family.”

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