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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Remembers Joan Rivers

Friday, September 05, 2014

Although she (of course) said outrageous things, what I remember best is just how funny she was no matter what we were talking about.
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The Takeaway

Remembering the Iconic Fire of Joan Rivers

Friday, September 05, 2014

From the Ed Sullivan Show to the red carpets of Hollywood award shows, Joan Rivers was a cultural behemoth to be reckoned with. 

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

We Gave Joan Rivers a Tape-Lift

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Even tape of Joan Rivers needs a face lift, of sorts. Our archivists restored this 1999 recording of Rivers cracking wise on The Leonard Lopate Show.
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Studio 360

Joan Rivers Was A Feminist Piece of Work

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Few women have made as big (or as loud) a splash in Hollywood as Joan Rivers. At heart, her combativeness was that of a woman who knew she wouldn't get anywhere by playing nice.
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WNYC Digital

Hollywood's Funniest Women Remember Joan Rivers

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Joan Rivers was a trailblazer for funny women in show business. Many of them took to Twitter as soon as news broke that the comedian had died Thursday at 81. 

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WNYC News

Joan Rivers, Unflinching And Iconic Comedian, Dies At 81

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The no-holds-barred comedian and TV star was a friend and frequent guest on WNYC. Rivers last appeared as a guest host on The Leonard Lopate Show in June. Listen to her here.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Joan Rivers, Mad Diva

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The octogenarian and author believes that plastic surgery is a necessity, aging is an adventure, and jokes almost never go too far. She also never wants you to use “LOL” ever again. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How To Be A Diva At 81 With Joan Rivers

Monday, June 30, 2014

The octogenarian and author believes that plastic surgery is a necessity, aging is an adventure, and jokes almost never go too far. She also never wants you to use “LOL” ever again. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Hear Joan Rivers Guest Hosting on WNYC!

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.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Watch: Joan Rivers and Henry Bushkin on Johnny Carson's Dark Side

Friday, January 10, 2014

Joan Rivers talks with Henry Bushkin, who was Johnny Carson’s lawyer, wingman, fixer, and confidant, about their experiences working with the King of Late Night. Bushkin is the author of  Johnny Carson.

 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Joan Rivers on Why She Hates Everyone

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Joan Rivers talks about her latest book, I Hate Everyone…Starting with Me. She gives the best of her worst to First Ladies, closet cases, hypocrites, Hollywood, feminists, overrated historical figures, and even herself. It’s a comic love letter to the hater in all of us.

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The Takeaway

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Friday, June 11, 2010

We all know Joan Rivers as a comedian, talk show host, red carpet personality, writer, and season 2 Celebrity Apprentice winner. But now, the woman famous for asking “Can We Talk?” is adding the job title “documentary subject” to her resume, as well.

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