From the Boston Globe — 11/2/2008
Lewis Barlow of Duxbury, formerly of Newton, Oct. 29th, husband of the late Patricia (Hughes) Barlow. Loving father of Christopher L. Barlow and his wife Kelly of Duxbury and Jennifer E. Bassett and her husband Eric of Pembroke. Devoted grandfather of Christopher Jr, Ryan, Troy, Lindsey, Alexender, Ethan and Declan. Born in Malden, MA, July 23, 1928. A son of the late Hyman and Selma (Woolfson) Barlow.
Mr. Barlow was a graduate of the University of New York, where he received a B.A., and his M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Since 1957, Lewis Barlow has been a major contributor to the local television scene in numerous capacities. From his early days as Senior Producer/Director at WGBH, through his decades of teaching communications at Boston University, he has had significant impact on television professionals both young and old.
Following his stint at WGBH, his work life took him to the University of Pennsylvania to teach and produce, to CBS and NBC in Philadelphia and New York to work in production, to South Carolina on a Ford Foundation grant, back to New York to work on “Sesame Street” and ABC-TV, and through Philadelphia and New York again.
Then Barlow returned to Boston for good with a part-time lecturing stint at BU, and eventually landing at WCVB-TV as Executive Producer, where he supervised all non-news programming in one of the largest program departments in the country. During this period, WCVB produced more local programs than any other station in America. Lewis also supervised the first televised broadcast of the Boston/New England Emmy Awards Ceremony.
From 1983 to the present, he has served as full-time professor in the Broadcasting and Film Department at Boston University. Until his death was an Associate Professor Emeritus.
During his career, Lewis received numerous accolades and recognition including regional and local Emmy awards. He has been a member of the Writers Guild of America, the National Television Academy and the International Television Association.