A former president of public Dallas TV and radio stations KERA-TV and KERA-FM, Robert died on Friday after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, Luke confirmed to The Dallas Morning News.
Robert is best known for co-creating the news program "Newsroom" with his partner Jim Lehrer, for anchoring "PBS NewsHour" and for bringing "Monty Python's Flying Circus" to the United States for the first time.
Robert is survived by Owen, his two sons Robert, 6, and Finn, 3, Luke, their brother and fellow actor Andrew Wilson and his three kids and their mother Laura Wilson.
Luke has said that those wanting to honor his father's memory can do so by making a donation to PBS.
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