February 16, 2018 at 7:15 pm

A new documentary “Pioneers: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire” chronicles the life and legacy of business pioneer, philanthropist and titan Reginald F. Lewis. A Harvard Law School graduate, Lewis rose to prominence as a lawyer, financier, and leader of the global food company TLC Beatrice International. Lewis was the first African American ever to close an overseas billion dollar leveraged buyout deal. Lewis paved the way for future entrepreneurs and black leaders through his life’s work until his untimely death. Tonight Loida Nicolas Lewis, wife of Reginald F. Lewis and chair of Reginald F. Lewis Foundation, joins us to shed light on his rich legacy.

Air dates: 

Friday, February 16 at 8pm on WLIW21

Sunday, February 18 at 7:30pm on THIRTEEN

Saturday, February 24 at 7pm on NJTV

 Streams Nationally at, and on THIRTEEN Explore OTT apps. 

Aired on February 16, 2018.