Nightly News   |  May 13, 2013

Dr. Joyce Brothers, psychologist and trailblazer, dies at 85

Dr. Joyce Brothers, known as the first psychologist of the television era, appeared for decades as a talk show regular. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> we got word late today dr. joyce brothers has died. more than one american generation will remember her as the first of them all, the trailblazer, the first psychologist of the television era. she was called upon for her opinions and guidance for 50 years. as a talk show regular she dispensed help to the troubled. she cajoled, counciled, took on topics from marriage to menopause. she was a columnist. did a slew of tv cameo appearances. and a ubiquitous media presence. while always maintaining that measured exterior. a public arbitor of moderation and good sense for the modern age . dr. joyce brothers , a ph.d. in psychology from columbia university , a proud native of rockaway, queens, was 85 years old.