“After his shocking departure from CNN news — where he presided as one of their superstar personalities for 17 years — out journalist Don Lemon spoke about his former employer and the importance of the truth.
“Lemon, in Memphis, Tenn., to speak at an NAACP event, granted the interview to Rudy Williams of Memphis’s ABC affiliate.
“Williams acknowledged Lemon’s connection to the city — the former CNN journalist had become close with the mother of Tyre Nichols, the 29-year-old Black man who died in January at the hands of Memphis police officers.
“Lemon seemed to have the weight of history on his shoulders, speaking in larger terms about the importance of truth and equality rather than palace intrigue at CNN.”
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