Headlines for 5/14/13


TV Psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers Dies At 85
Before Dr. Phil and Dr. Drew and Dr. Oz, there was Joyce Brothers. The popular psychologist pioneered the television advice show in the 1950s, setting the stage for today's one-named TV doctors. [AP/TVNewsCheck]

NPR Expands Coverage of Latin America and Caribbean
NPR News and member station WLRN in Miami have announced a joint effort to expand coverage of Latin America and the Caribbean with the opening of an NPR bureau in Brazil and the creation of a WLRN Americas correspondent based in Miami. [Radio Online]

iHeartRadio Now Over 30 Million Registered Users
Clear Channel says iHeartRadio has gone over the 30 million user mark. And, since iHeartRadio listeners are not required to create an account to stream radio stations, the number of users is probably higher. The company says iHeartRadio has been downloaded 175 million times and has more than 60 million monthly uniques. iHeartRadio offers more than 1,500 radio stations plus listener created stations. [Radio Ink]

NBC upfront analysis: Bold and timely
NBC is making a number of bold moves for next season, including replacing nearly all of its Thursday night lineup and trying to make better use of “The Voice” lead-in to benefit as many new shows as possible. [Media Life Magazine]

Fox Upfront: 'Not Our Best Year,' as Network Mixes Risky and Traditional to Recover
Fox entertainment chief Kevin Reilly kicked off Fox's upfront presentation by conceding his network's troubles this year -- and vowing to return to No. 1 in the key demo next season. "Part of an upfront is being upfront," he said, admitting: "This was not our best year." [The Wrap]

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