August 20, 2014
Media Report on Possible Causes behind Suicide of Robin Williams
Various outlets continued to report on the issues that were reported to be factors for the suicide of actor Robin Williams. Dr. Jeff Bronstein, professor of neurology and director of the UCLA Movement Disorder Program, was interviewed widely about the link between depression and Parkinson's disease, which Williams was also reported to have. Coverage included Aug. 15 on the NBC Today Show and NBC's Extra; Aug. 14 on NBC News, NBCNews.com, KCLA-Channel 9, KCBS-Channel 2, KTTV-Channel 11, and KPIX-TV (San Francisco). An Aug. 14 KNX 1070AM interview was repeated by several radio stations, including WBZ 98.5FM (Boston), WPTF 680AM (Raleigh, N.C.), KIRO 770AM (Seattle, Wash.), KRLD 1080AM (Dallas) and KYW 1060AM (Philadelphia).