Nancy O’Dell Remembers
Wednesday, Feb. 5

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Wednesday, February 05

It was tough to be a woman comedian when Joan Rivers started out, but after a decade of humiliation, rejection and self-deprecation. Johnny Carson made Joan a star. But, just as quickly as Carson made her star rise, he also made her star fall leaving Joan a widow, a failure and a pariah in show business. But, as she contemplated ending it all, she did the exact opposite. Joan Rivers staged one of the greatest comebacks in show business history with an Emmy-winning daytime talk show, a Broadway play, becoming the mastermind of billion-dollar home shopping business and reinventing the red carpet. Hollywood’s #1 Entertainment Journalist Nancy O’Dell covered Joan’s career on and off the red carpet and at the age of 81, Joan Rivers was crushing it with no signs of stopping! So, on the morning of August 28th, 2014, when the 911 call came in that Joan Rivers was in cardiac arrest after a routine medical procedure, Nancy found it hard to believe she was reporting that possibly the hardest working woman in show business would never regain consciousness. Just a few months after Joan’s death, Nancy sat down for an exclusive interview with Melissa Rivers, Joan’s daughter and best friend, where Melissa shared Joan’s final moments…and along with others close to Joan, Nancy shares what went wrong and why this tragedy didn’t need to happen. Show Less
It was tough to be a woman comedian when Joan Rivers started out, but after a decade of humiliation, rejection and self-deprecation. J...Show More

About Nancy O’Dell Remembers

Host and entertainment reporter Nancy O’Dell presents her intimate first-hand accounts of monumental celebrity stories including the passing of Princess Diana, Michael Jackson, Robin Williams and Joan Rivers. With more than 20 years of reporting on celebrities and Hollywood, O’Dell will share her personal stories, photos and archive footage as well as her own interviews. Nancy O’Dell Remembers is executive produced by Nancy O’Dell and John Ferriter, Meryl Gitter Michon and Robyn Symon, and produced by Nancy O’Dell Enterprises, The Alternative, and 99 Media Group.