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Owen and Luke Wilson's Father, Television Pioneer Robert Wilson, Dies at 75

7 May 2017 1:08 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Owen and Luke Wilson's father, Robert Wilson --  a television pioneer in his own right who is celebrated for his work on Dallas' public television affiliate, Kera -- died on Friday after a battling Alzheimer's disease for years.

Luke confirmed the news to The Dallas Morning News. Robert was 75 years old.

Among Robert's career highlights was launching the TV career of PBS journalist Jim Lehrer, who created and hosted the award-winning nightly series, Newsroom. He also brought Monty Python's Flying Circus to American TV for the first time.

News: Owen Wilson Reveals Father's Alzheimer's Diagnosis -- 'It's a Rough Thing'

Owen, 48, opened up about his father's battle with Alzheimer's disease in August 2015 during an interview with Guide Live.

"It's one of those things where if somebody had said 10 years ago, when my dad and I were joking around, having a putting match, that this is the position your dad's going to be in, where he basically »

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Robert Wilson Dies: Luke Wilson and Owen Wilson's Father Was 75

7 May 2017 11:39 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Robert "Bob" Wilson, father of actors Luke Wilson and Owen Wilson, has died at age 75. The former TV executive passed away Friday after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, Luke told The Dallas Morning News. Robert, whose nickname was Bob, served as president of public Dallas TV and radio stations Kera-tv and Kera-fm in the '60s and '70s and then co-created the news program Newsroom with TV colleague Jim Lehrer. The latter went on to anchor the hit show PBS NewsHour. Robert also helped bring Monty Python's Flying Circus to the U.S.—Kera-tv was the first channel to air the popular British comedy series. Robert is survived by Owen, his two »

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