Jim Lehrer, former anchor of "PBS News Hour," has died at 85.
According to PBS, Lehrer died on Thursday “peacefully in his sleep at home."
PBS President Paula Kerger released a statement.
“On behalf of all of us at PBS, we are deeply saddened to learn of Jim Lehrer’s passing.
From co-creating the groundbreaking MacNeil/Lehrer Report to skillfully moderating many presidential debates, Jim exemplified excellence in journalism throughout his extraordinary career. A true giant in news and public affairs, he leaves behind an incredible legacy that serves as an inspiration to us all. He will be missed.”