Lewis’ Death Mourned But Legacy Celebrated With News Tributes
J.D. Lewis died on February 17th, but he lived a life that inspired & influenced many other.
Capitol Broadcasting Company & WRAL-TV lost a living legend this past Saturday with the death of J.D. Lewis. An icon in the community, Lewis broke many barriers for African-Americans, becoming a leader in broadcasting and in the world beyond it. His death on February 17, 2007, has made headlines and inspired some heartfelt tributes.
Capcom would like to share these great stories with our readers:
“J.D. Lewis was a stalwart of our community, a broadcasting pioneer, a civil rights leader, and mentor to thousands. I’m reminded that he also represents what’s called the ‘Greatest Generation’ as a Montfort Point Marine…but he was more than that. All of broadcasting – no, all of society – owes him a debt of gratitude for the good aspects of what we do…and the wonderful progress we have made…that is his legacy.”
– WRAL-TV Director/Producer Clarence Williams