The journalist and Kansas native died Thursday. Lehrer moderated the most presidential debates in U.S. history.
Lehrer served as anchor of the NewsHour for 36 years before retiring in 2011. Lehrer and Robert MacNeil founded the program in 1975, out of their 1973 coverage of the Senate Watergate Hearings on PBS. His death was first reported by Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour.