12 Classic Joan Rivers TV Appearances

From 'The Ed Sullivan Show' to 'The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon,' here are a dozen unforgettable small-screen Joan moments

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'CNN Live' (2014)

While promoting her book Diary of a Mad Diva in July 2014, Rivers went on the offensive during a CNN interview after repeatedly being put on the "defensive" about her "mean" sense of humor and the fact that PETA had recently confronted her about wearing fur. Finally, she stormed off the live telecast, leaving the anchor to wonder whether she was bluffing. The offending interviewer, Fredericka Whitfield, quickly got her answer, saying, "Off camera, [Rivers] kept her microphone on as she continued to talk and dropped some rather unflattering four-letter words." Still, the question arose as to whether Rivers pulled the stunt for publicity, but the comedian denied the accusation.

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