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Joan Rivers Guest Hosts the Leonard Lopate Show

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Joan Rivers fills in for Leonard Lopate! She talks with Henry Bushkin about his time as Johnny Carson’s lawyer and confidant. Margie Stern describes her work helping underprivileged children. Adrian Levy tells the story of what happened inside Mumbai’s Taj Hotel during the 68-hour siege in November 2008. And Joan Rivers will trade notes with comedians Deon Cole, Billy Eichner, and Reza Farahan.

What else is Joan up to? She's busy! "Fashion Police" is on tonight at 9 pm on E! and her Golden Globes Special is on Monday at 9pm. There’s also her Internet talk show “In Bed With Joan,” and “Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?” is back on WE TV starting March 29.

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Joan Rivers

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Margie Stern on Helping Underprivileged Children

Margie Stern owner of the Manhattan store A Time for Children, which donates 100% of the profits to the Children's Aid Society of New York, discusses her work helping underprivileged children get a leg up in life through education. She's joined by Catherine Aponte and Blanca More Recinos, both part of A Time for Children's training program who have gone on to get college degrees.

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68 Hours Inside the Taj Hotel

Journalist Adrian Levy gives a definitive account of the siege the Taj Hotel in Mumbai in November of 2008. His book The Siege: 68 Hours Inside the Taj Hotel, written with Cathy Scott-Clark, tells what happened when Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists attacked targets throughout the Mumbai, including the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Hundreds were held hostage as a fire raged and gunfire rang out. When the smoke cleared, 68-hours later, 31 people were dead and many more were injured.

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Comedians Deon Cole, Billy Eichner, and Reza Farahan

Comedians Deon Cole, Billy Eichner, and Reza Farahan talk about their careers in comedy and what they think is funny. They trade stories about getting heckled, the importance of doing standup at clubs, and how comedy sometimes comes from dark places.

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