Tragedy Strikes Luke And Owen Wilson

Television station executive Robert A. "Bob" Wilson -- the father of Hollywood actors Andrew, Owen and Luke Wilson -- has died. 


Luke confirmed his father had passed away on May 5, according to The Dallas Morning News. He was 75 years old. 

Besides his famous sons, Bob was known for his work at Dallas public television affiliate KERA News. According to KERA, Bob took over the station in 1968 at age 26. He was the station's manager until 1975. During that time, he made several changes to the station, including bringing the station from black and white into color and launching KERA FM.

Another of his major contributions to the station was bringing on Jim Lehrer to run the station's news unit. After hosting the program "Newsroom" on KERA, Lehrer would go on to host "NewsHour," which aired on PBS.

- Simone Stover,



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