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was true. i've done a lot of things in my life. i feel like i lived maybe four or five different lives. but those are all me. i don't regret it. it's still my life. good evening. thanks for joining us. tonight the pioneering life of woman whose trademark question can we talk was answered nightly by millions of laughs. and by another question often the very next day. can you believe what joan rivers said last night? joan rivers, who said a lot and said it with brutally funny precision, who said things without fear, often at her own expense died today apparently from complications of a surgical procedure last week. she was 81 years old. now, in this next hour, we're devoting the entire hour to the life of joan rivers. we're obviously devoting time to the medical circumstances surrounding her passing. but mainly, though, we're going to focus, kathy griffin and i, on how joan rivers blazed a trail for women entertainers and made us laugh every step along
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the way. so on a sad evening here in los angeles, also in her hometown, new york, and across the country, a chance to smile in appreciation, starting with this from nischelle turner. >> can we talk? >> reporter: joan rivers could always talk. >> do you know what it's like to go in the morning to take off a facial mask and realize you're not wearing one? you don't know! >> reporter: with sometimes outrageous jokes, nothing was ever offlimits. >> i hate old people. oh, if you are [ bleep ] old, get up and get out of here right, right now. >> reporter: born in 1933, rivers says even as she was growing up in the new york suburbs, she wanted to be an actress. >> i never had a choice. i always say it's a nun's calling. >> reporter: she joined the second city comedy heater in 1 6 6 1. as her comedy career was take off she married edward rosenburg in 1964 who would manage her
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career and become the focus of so many of his wife's jokes. the pair had one daughter today, melissa. in 1965 her career got a huge boost when she appeared on the tonight show with johnny carson for the first time. >> he gave all of us our starts. my life changed. i went on the show the first time. seven years of struggling, coming out of second city. and on the air, he said you're going to be a star. and the next day my life is different. >> reporter: it was the start of a 21-year professional relationship with carson and the show. she made regular appearances, eventually becoming the show's substitute host in 1983. but rivers' decision to launch her own show on the brand-new fox network in the fall of 1986 ended her relationship with carson and "the tonight show." >> the minute i became competition, it became out to kill me. out to kill me. and that's what came down, forever. never spoke to me again. >> reporter: the show was canceled in 1987. just a few months later, rivers'
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husband edgar committed suicide in a philadelphia hotel room. >> i was in the hospital. and some idiot called the house and they said where is your mother, somebody from philadelphia. and melissa said she is not here. they said well, please tell her father killed himself. how that s that for a phone call? >> reporter: rivers regrouped by doing what she always did, putting her life out in the open. >> you laugh at it, you can deal with it. that's how i've live mid whole life. >> reporter: her career surged again when her widthering take on red carpet fashion full of biting remarks and celebrity putdowns expose her to a whole new group of fans. >> i think i'm work the best i've ever worked now, because it's all been done to me. what are they going to do? are they going to fire me? i've been fired. audience is not going to like me? a lot of audiences haven't liked me. i've been bankrupt. my husband has committed suicide. i mean, it's okay, and i'm still here. so it's okay.
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>> i love that. what are they going to do to me? the funeral is going to be on sunday at temple emanuel in manhattan. the tributes have been pouring in throughout the day, too many to even list tonight. sarah silverman tweeting plain and simple, my heart is torn in half. she wasn't done. and this from kathy griffin, a mentor, a friend, and wildly funny, one-of-a-kind, rest in peace joan rivers. kathy joins us now. thank you for being with us. i'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. >> i'm going to try to do a big job. but i feel my head is kind of jumbled because i'm grieving. but i also really want to say respect must be paid to this woman. and she blazed a trail obviously for me. all the girls. and in the face of so much adversity, a lot of it before i met her, obviously her husband taking his life and being blacklisted by "the tonight show" must have been so difficult. and while we were friends, i saw her have to jump over so many hurdles. and we just had dinner three
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weeks ago at her beloved napa valley grill in westwood. it was nice and quiet. we could really, really talk. she was a great living example to me. and we had many, many deep conversations about how it's different for girl comedians. and we spoke in shorthand and had a language. and i said to her, you know, you're in a club by yourself. you're not just in a small exclusive club, you're really the one. >> it's interesting. you and i were talking about this a lot. you were saying that you spoke a language that really hardly anybody else can understand. >> well, i think when you talk about women and n stand-up, it's really quite different than women who are comedic actresses or women that have had a tremendous support system of, like, big powerful producers or multimillion-dollar network deals. everything joan did she created by herself. >> fighting for it. >> fighting for it. she said something to me. i was whining about something. she said look, when you're a woman in this business you have to hold on until your nublgs are
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white, until they chop your fingers off. then you hold on by your wrists. then you hold on by your elbows and you never let go. and we would joke about everything, appropriate and a inappropriate. i don't think she should have had to fight that hard, but she just did. >> also, at the time she started doing stand-up, the really -- lucille ball was a female comedian. but it's different. it's not a stand-up. >> it's very different when you're talking about being on the mic by yourself. >> all alone on that stage. >> you're all alone. i thought it was so cool that the night before she went into the coma, she did an hour-long set at a small heater in new york for the love of the game. she didn't have to. >> that's the incredible thing. the documentary that was made of her recently. >> "a piece of work" is really good. >> if somebody hasn't seen it, they really should. >> it's a must watch. >> i want to show our viewers a clip from that. again, she was out doing stand-up, late at night in small comedy clubs trying out new material. >> and having fun doing it. and taking breaks.
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and we would laugh about celebrities that would say this famous person, they want to take off three years and go to europe and backpack and find themselves. and then she would say they might not be here when you get back. she really believed that and lived it. >> i want to show this clip. she had every joke she told in these filing cabinets. let's take a look on the film. >> these are all my jokes. these are jokes over the last 30 years. these are just every time i write a joke, try to remember to get it on a card. why should a woman cook? so her husband can say my wife makes a delicious cake to some hooker? [ laughter ] and you wonder why i'm still work agent this age. >> but i mean, she loved to work. and she was more active than i mean -- >> anyone in the history of stand-up, male or female, living or dead. no one in the history of this
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business has ever at the age of 81 -- people say she looked good for 81, or she was still doing her thing. she wasn't just doing her thing. she would go on a talk show and come out like a machine gun. she was doing three shows at one time and still doing qvc and writing books. not just sitting back and being a legend. hitting the stage the night before her coma. and by the way, did you like her categories? there was one file that said cooking and tony danza. she would make fun of anything and everyone. >> and herself too. >> first and foremost. >> right. >> so i've been watching a lot of footage of her earlier appearances. and you can see her just having to jump higher and try harder. and she was very good about actually not letting that sort of overtake her with anger. >> that's the thing i find amazing. you faced this as well. you have a style of comedy which people get offended by. you say things which a lot of people probably think. but you flat-out say them.
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>> it's my job. she did it because it was her job. >> but she had to deal with the same stuff you have dealt. with a lifetime of people being offended by what she has said. and taking her repeatedly. >> yes. i saw it many times, you know. i'm sort of have assigned myself with a mission which is, you know, the fact that younger people may only know her as the tmz lady, or frankly, even the red carpet. but what i grew up with, looking at her going oh, my gosh, she is the first and still only woman to host a network nightly talk show. >> not cable network. >> correct. and the fact that that has never been done again, it shows that that struggle, she was holding on like she said by the whites of her knuckles. >> you also pointed out before we went on air, she invented a whole new television programing, which is the red carpet stuff. >> yes. she took a bunch of celebrities walking into a building and turned that into two hours of entertainment. she put designers on the map before anyone knew who they
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were. look, i owe my career to her, no doubt about it. 100%. she went through so many things that when i experienced them, she was the only person i could call and say what is your advice? what do you think? when you did this ten times before i'm doing it for the first time, what can you tell me? the first time i went to perform for the troops for a uso tour, who else on the planet could i call? because she gave me great advice. she said when you're over there, no matter what rules you have been given, don't hold back. these are young servicemen and women and they're in a war zone. they don't want a knock knock joke. bring the heat. that's what she was all about. >> i want to talk more about your relationship her. we're going to take a short break. we'll have more with a r with kathy griffin in a moment after a short break as we remember joan rivers. >> you look at somebody like betty white who is like 90 years old. >> don't talk about betty white. >> why? >> that old [ bleep ].
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this is the egg arrival. she was incubating is what she told us. >> i'm not going to say anything nasty. she came in an egg. and some people will do anything not to have to speak to ryan seacrest. i have to give a full disclosure here because i was supposed to be one of the people, seriously, they asked me to walk around in her entourage and hold the thing. but i got fired when i raised my hand at the first meeting and said is it just me or am i the only one this thinks this is [ bleep ]? >> joan rivers doing what she did so well. and so many venues over so many years. i'm here in los angeles. my friend kathy griffin remembering one of the few people who can legitimately be called one-of-a-kind. not only that, as we've been talking about, she worked hard. and anyone who worked with her had to raise their game to match. i was lucky enough to have the chance on a cnn production we did called "the queens of comedy" to talk to her a little bit. take a look. >> i used to sit with woody
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allen and bill cosby and me and david brenner and dick cav vote. when i was funny, they loved me. and when i wasn't funny that. >> didn't love me. >> you look at betty white -- >> don't talk about betty white. from the dead she has come back and taken all my joekts. >> your jokes or your parts? >> both. >> anderson, that's a trigger for joan. >> when i was 21, only a doctor for you. when i was 22, she said all right, a lawyer, a cpa. 24 she said grab a dentist. 26, she said anything. if he can make to it the door, he was mine, you know? what do you mean you don't like him? he is intelligent. he found the bell himself. what do you want? anybody that came to my house was it. oh, joan, there is the most attractive young man down here with a mask and a gun. >> 40 years later, same face.
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it's not genes. i would do plastic surgery, but i keloid. they tell you that. >> you're african american. >> these women look at you, they're talking to the part in their hair and they say i would do something, but i scar easily. >> liars. >> how important do you think is being self deprecating? >> i think you have to everyone works differently in their humor. my humor, i have to let them know i don't think -- i think i'm terrible. 10 it's okay. you know what i'm saying? it's okay. >> you make fun of yourself? >> always about my myself. always about myself. >> of course she can take on somebody else also. otherwise you just look like a real [ bleep ]. i think humor is self-deprecating. rodney dangerfield. why is it that women get this label. rodney is i don't get no respect for his whole career. nobody ever said rodney is self-deprecating. joan rivers, they're constantly putting it on her. i don't get it.
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>> that's right. you're not such a [ bleep ]. you're a wonderful person. what barbara walter says about you is not so. [ laughter ] >> joan rivers on the queens of comedy. i'm here with kathy griffin. >> first of all, your face is priceless when she yelled at you and said don't talk to me about betty white. you looked legitimately scared. betty white is on the table. everything is on the table as it should be. >> as we said before, people attack you for that. >> for doing your job. >> she kept moving forward. >> yes. >> and did not back down, ever. >> i've never seen anything like it, honestly. and i've met all the legends at this point, as you have. and i've never seen a true tour de force like her. and she always kept current as well. she had a web show called in bed with joan. she had over two million twitter followers. >> she was in twitter wars with rihanna. >> and that probably wasn't so fun for her. i actually had dinner with her in vegas when that was going on, and she was performing at one casino and i was at another one.
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and we met for dinner at her place, table outside, nice and quiet so we could really talk. and i didn't bring it up initially because i didn't know how wounded she had been by that. but the online hate world is a whole another level. and i kind of waited for 20 minutes, and sort of said so, this twitter war with rihanna has been pretty rough. i've read a few things. they're a little beyond the pale. how you holding up? and she was cutting a piece of meat, and said isn't that fabulous? like she knew that was a moment. and by the way rihanna recently tweeted something really sweet and supportive. and her ability, i saw it many times throughout our friendship to take a celebrity with maybe no sense of humor or was brand-new to fame and eventually turn them around. i know many celebrities personally that were offended by her or didn't get her. and then give them a few years and you get it. oh, she is joan rivers. it's an honor to be in her act. >> right. you had dinner with her recently. you were talking about the last time you had dinner together. >> well, we closed the restaurant down and issued the
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rules. nobody else, no friends, no staff. and she had this great joke in her act when she said i have a staff. and sometimes i get lonely and i turn to them and i say staff, i'm lonely. who is going to blank me tonight? and she just said things like that at her age that made it actually funnier. and by the way, there she is making a lady gaga joke. which most 61-year-olds don't do. >> the night before she went to the hospital, she was doing stand-up. >> a full set, not just throwing out a joke or going to see someone else's show. she always put the audience first, which is your job, and didn't worry about offending. i don't know if it really occurred to her. i think she was always going for the funny so much that she stopped by startled when celebrities would be upset with her. but thought it was kind of fun around the end. >> personally, though, the few times that i met her and spent time with her, she was a very kind of gentle person. there is obviously this hard
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exterior to survive and stuff in this cutthroat business that she is in. but there was something almost kind of sensitive about her. >> absolutely. >> the first time i met her, i was really kind of -- i was moved by how vulnerable she was. >> she has been through everything. and so much more than anyone else out there. and overcome everything. and tried imaginative new avenues to deal with all that adversity, and always having fun. when we were having dinner three weeks ago, she kept saying aren't we lucky? you know, sometimes i get bitter and i raise my fist to the sky. and she would say no, we're having fun. and aren't we lucky to be doing this? and it's the best job in the world. she really lived that. >> she had that relationship with johnny carson for 21 years. to be then cut dead by him. >> he broke her heart. >> for, you know, taking a job that she wasn't getting "the tonight show." it was a great opportunity for her. it's understandable why she would do it. never spoke to her again.
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>> well, should we just cut the crap? that's because she is a woman. several men went on to take over the tonight show and other late night shows on the networks. never a woman. joan was so gracious about still saying as you saw in that larry king clip, you know, he made me. i got to always give him that but she also later on years after that happened to her, she was able to articulate how much it just wounded her. >> but also, you know, to have lost her husband to suicide. >> yes. >> find herself raising a daughter by herself. >> yes. >> and have to, you know, move forward and make a living. >> absolutely. >> and earn money and do it without a protector, do it without a huge network of support. >> there was never the behemoth maybe it will happen. there was never -- >> that's what you see in the documentary. it's like her and she has an assistant, and that's basically it. it's her, she is making it happen. >> right. and there is a great scene where she is going to be one of the presenters when george karl
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posthumously gets the mark twain award. she is so nervous because all the boy there's. she says it's kind of just me. i hope my jokes are funny. i was watching and thinking you should be receiving the mark twain award. >> another clip from the documentary. it shows a side of her you don't often see about her fear of not having the next gig. let's watch. >> i'll show you fear. that's fear. if my book ever looked like this, it would mean that nobody wants me and that everything i tried to do in life didn't work. nobody cared and i've been totally forgotten. >> i thought that was so moving. it really says a lot about her. thank you. thanks for being here. you did good. we'll take a short break. we're going to have more on joan rivers, her life and the connection with johnny carson. us
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any woman has a child that doesn't yell is a fool, don't you think? didn't you yell? >> no. >> why not? is your one chance to be
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noticed. when i was having my kid, you should aggh! aggh! and that was just during conception. >> joan rivers back on a female comic on network television was a rarity, let alone a female comic who said the kind of things she said. she did all the big-time shows, but none bigger than one. >> reporter: joan rivers became a queen of comedy with the king of late night. >> she is funny herself. would you welcome, please, joan rivers. >> reporter: joan rivers has always said johnny carson was her mentor. her first guest appearance was 1965. by 1983 she was johnny's regular guest host. >> talking to lucille ball. >> reporter: she made a rare appearance on late night television to talk with joan rivers on "the tonight show." >> i didn't realize you were on
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more times an hour than anybody else. >> i didn't either until i heard you say it. >> reporter: joan rivers thrived while filling in for johnny, with her self-deprecating humor. >> today, which is january 20th, is my daughter melissa's birthday. and i remember so clearly the day she was born because it broke up my wedding reception. >> reporter: she often made fun of her homemaking skills. >> too bad. i do not cook. i hate to cook. cooking is boring and it is stupid. flies come to my kitchen have to brown bag it. no. the latest time my husband had a hot meal, the house was on fire. >> reporter: and she didn't much enjoy cleaning either. and like much of the time, was quite vivid about how she felt. >> not one woman here was ever made love to because she did linoleum. the floors are immaculate, lie down, you hot tramp. it never happens. never. it's friday night, and i'm very blue.
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it's been a great week. >> saved the best audience for last. >> it is, it is. >> reporter: joan rivers did so well on the tonight show that the new fox network hired her to become the first female late night talk show ohs, making her johnny carson's rival. carson felt betrayed and the two never talked again. >> fox came with this amazing offer, and we took it. and he was the first one i called. and as i said, he hung up. that really hurt me. all these years, it's always upset me. >> reporter: the year after her show premiered was a tough one for rivers. her program was canceled. her husband committed suicide. and she was banned from "the tonight show" for almost 28 years until this year when jimmy fallon took over. she made a quick cameo in february. 49 years to the day after her very first tonight show appearance. then she had a full segment in march. >> i have a photo of you. this is you and in the studio in 1965.
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iowa been working. said god bless him, you're going to be a star. it change mid life. acknowledged the support from johnny carson. >> i have to say, it really means a lot to me that you're on the show tonight. i love you so much. >> it really is hard to believe that she is gone. joan rivers making history there on "the tonight show." recently she stopped by another nighttime talk show. watch what happens live on bravo. s she wasn't afraid of any topic when it comes to a punch line. listen to what she told the host and my friend andersen cohen. >> the big joke that people really said she shouldn't have said on television. >> yeah, what was it? >> my husband came home, i
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wanted to to be sexy, so i wrapped myself in saran wrap, and he said leftovers again? >> i spoke to andy earlier this evening. and you've known joan rivers for years. first of all, when you first heard she passed away today, what did you think? >> it's just so sad. i don't want to live in a world without joan rivers. and i think that no one does. i mean, she was such a life force. and though she was in her 80s, i think it's still shocking. i saw her at a wedding a few weeks ago. i was pitching a show with her right now. she was just on mine a month ago. she was someone that you thought would be around forever. and i mean it. >> she was also a professional in that she has been doing it so long that there is a lot of people, as you know, who show up to a talk show like yours and don't, you know, they expect you to do all the work. >> yeah. >> she was there with her own
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material and gave you, you know, the setups basically. >> absolutely, absolutely. and it was a great joy. i remember we really got to talking on the after show about her relationship with carson. and, you know, though i think you could tell that there was still so much hurt there, she was still hurt by the ending of that relationship, but she still had so much love, and she had so much thanks for him. and she talked about that the most important thing she learned from carson was to listen. >> well, actually, there is a clip of that i want to play, because it's exactly what you're talking about. >> oh, okay. >> it's her on your show. >> okay. >> what was the most important thing you learned from johnny carson? >> oh, i think there was no one like him. he listened. and when you were telling him an answer, he came back with a question about what you just said. >> yeah. >> now, you talk to some other people and they say i just killed my mother and they say
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you like rice? >> amazing. that was a month ago. >> you and another friend of ours, michael rourke, a producer were pitching a show with her right now. >> yeah, we were. we had a meeting with joan a couple of months ago, just kind of an informational meeting. we went to her producers and said what could we come up with together, just because we're joan fans. and we came up with a show that was like -- it was called "what's your problem?" . and it was joan kind of acting as a judge judy type. and she was resolving kind of housewives-like issues, like, you know, my mother-in-law hates me, or you know, the wedding ring you got me was too small. kind of fun, kind of social. you ruined my parties. >> right. >> and joan was going to kind of preside over those. and we were taking it out. we had a pitch meeting set for next week. and, you know, again, never in
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my universe was i thinking that joan wouldn't be around to do this show. she was such a life affirming person. i was sitting across from her at my friend liza's wedding a few weeks ago. and at the end, she pulled out a little plastic bag and she put the meat in her plastic bag. and she thought it was hilarious for her dog. and she is just one of a kind, one of a kind. >> i also found this was something as kind of brassy and ballsy as she was on stage, i remember seeing her at a restaurant and somebody coming up. and she was sitting with a group of people. and one of them came up to me and said will you come over and say hi to joan rivers. and it would never have occurred to me to go over and say hi to her because she was big star and i was shy to do that. but there was something i found really touching about it. and once you really interacted with her one-on-one, there was this kind of other side to her. she lived in this apartment which was very kind of grand.
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>> yeah. >> she used to say it was like what marie antoinette would live if she had taste i think was one of her lines. >> and though she was so uncensored and shocking on stage, she really was this other person. >> you actually, which i hadn't realized, but i saw on your instagram today, you shot a pilot with her in 2006. you and her together. >> yeah. it was called "straight talk." and it was a pilot for bravo. and the concept was joan and three or four gay guys. it was like a "view" kind of thing. it didn't get pucked up. i grew up in st. louis watching joan subbing for carson. she was one of my first kind of divas that i associated with. and loved. and so for me to sit down next to her on a show that i was one of the hosts of, it was so surreal. and she was so kind. >> honestly, as a kid, i didn't like her because she actually made fun of my mom in some jokes
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when my mom was doing the jeans and stuff. as a little kid, i found it upsetting to see her making fun of my mom. but as an adult, once i actually got to know her, i came to really like her and appreciate her and i do think there was something about her. we talk about this pilot with other gay people. she really did have a big appeal in the gay community. and it's often hard to understand why some people have that appeal in the gay community. and i think she beyond her acceptance of people, there was something about the fact that she had overcome all these obstacles that, you know, her husband had committed suicide. she had a child to raise, and she was cut off by carson, and yet she persevered. i think something than maybe was part of that appeal. >> well, and i think from the beginning, she was an underdog from the beginning. she was female stand-up comic who made it big.
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and, you know, gay people like uncensored divas. and she certainly was. and she was larger than life. she was just consistently funny too. we love a funny lady. >> andy, thank you. thanks for being with us. i appreciate it. >> thanks. just ahead, we want to look at the medical aside to this story. new york state health officials have launched an investigation into the clinic where joan rivers was having outpatient surgery. the medical examiner is also investigating her death. dr. sanjay gupta joins me ahead. so what we're looking for is a way to "plus" our accounting firm's mobile plan. and "minus" our expenses. perfect timing. we're offering our best-ever pricing on mobile plans for business.
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guys. i will watch the kardashians. >> what happened to your eye? what happened? >> i scratched it on al roker's zipper. and it was just -- >> and now it's time to bring up the man of the hour, comedy legend joan rivers. >> joan, joan, joan! >> i do an upside down glass because i have not seen cups this empty since i did shots with dina lohan. i'm sure they're wondering if my breasts are real, okay? let me just explain to you. thank you. this one is. this one isn't. look, we do is a calling, my dear. we make people happy. it's a calling.
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>> well, joan rivers' calling never lost its pull on her. as we said, just hours before having outpatient surgery last thursday, she performed at a comedy club in manhattan that she did many nights. people who saw her that night said she was as funny as ever, full of energy. she even joked about her age and mortality. rivers' family has made few details about what happened at the yorkville clinic. we know she had some kind of throat procedure and at some point suffered cardiac arrest. she was taken to mount sinai and put on life support. today the state department of health says it is investigating this clinic, and the new york medical examiner says it's going to investigate rivers' death as well. our chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta joins me now. so the fact that the health department is investigating this clinic, what exactly are they looking for? >> well, ultimately, they want to really find out what happened here, specifically. obviously, the cause of death,
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but also what happened at this outpatient clinic. what medications were given, what sort of emergency plans were in place. really, a thorough evaluation. i should point out the fact that an investigation is happening is not all that surprising. when there is an -- when there is an unexpected complication, unexpected death at such a center, an investigation is often performed because these types of deaths are really rare, you know. we talk about it obviously in the tragic wake of something like this. but we're talking .5%, even less than that of having these types of complications. because they're that rare, that's in part what prompts an investigation, anderson. >> and the reports are that she was in cardiac and respiratory failure. what does that tell you? what does that mean? >> typically what that means is the respiratory failure, the respiratory arrest usually comes first. you mentioned earlier that she was having some sort of elective throat procedure. i should point out a couple of things. because it was elective, because
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it was done in an outpatient setting, there is often a very thoroughly medical evaluation that takes place beforehand. is this person ready for this type of procedure. that's the type of question they're trying to answer. and then it is scheduled. they take their time with this, make sure someone's lungs and hearts and the blood factors are all normal. and they also obviously because it was outpatient, expected her to go home. i tell you that only to give you a little bit of context in terms of what that day was supposed to go like. what may have happened, you know, sometimes is the concern is that if you lose the airway, and that's how they describe it, lose the airway, meaning you no longer -- the patient is not having the ability to breathe, and you have no way of opening that airway, it could be because of swelling, because of bleeding, we don't know. but if you lose the airway, that's the respiratory arrest part of things. and the problem then is you're not getting enough oxygen to the blood. and as a result of the oxygen not getting to the blood, that can cause problems with the brain and the heart, anderson. >> and is this something -- i mean, for people who are going
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to have a procedure at an outpatient clinic, is this something people should be concerned about? >> i really don't think so. i was looking up some of this data and the talking to colleagues. tens of thousands of these types of procedures are performed at these outpatient centers every year. these upper endoscopy type of procedure. and the risk of complications is really small. again, we don't know precisely what happened here. and that's going to be a very important piece of this. but, you know, i think you want to obviously make sure that you're checking out the center that you're getting the procedure in, seeing if there is an anesthesiologist who is going to be a part of this, finding out what the emergency plan is should it be needed, and obviously making sure this is a doctor that you're comfortable with. keep in mind, this is done every day, thousands of times. and usually without any problems. >> sanjay, it's so sad. thank you very much. appreciate it. we're going to have much more on the mark that joan rivers made on the world of comedy. so many moments that made us laugh. >> girl, you're 30 years old. you're not married.
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long before she became a comic legend, joan rivers aspired to an acting career. she became a stand-up comic to support that dream, and she did act in some hollywood films. but her talent for making people laugh, that was her true genius. >> here is joan rivers! ♪ >> you want to come with me? >> where? >> along a river of sapphire pools. >> i never heard anyone talk like you. >> come with me. be my love. >> that i've heard before. >> not from me. >> you're no different than any other guy. >> oh, but i am. >> i will never remember my reviews on comedy, but i can tell you every good review i got as an actress. >> when i was 21, my mother said
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only a doctor for you. when i was 22, she said all right, a lawyer, cpa. 24, she said, well, grab a dentist. 26 she said anything. if he can make to it the door, he was mine, you know? what do you mean you don't like him? he is intelligent. he found the bell himself. what do you want? melissa, by the way, who made his mark. in his book he said if you start talking to it. from the minute it's born, you talk and talk and talk. the brain develops faster. and the minute i had melissa, i would talk to her in the carriage. i would talk to her while i was changing. and she spoke at seven months which is incredible. her first words were will you shut up. the only people who shouldn't have humor are doctors. am i right? do you want a -- and doctors when you're a comic, i have a urologist. he sent me an invitation to a party that says rsvpp.
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can we talk? >> i love fashion for the wrong reasons. people love fashion to look stung. i love fashion because you can have so much fun, because it's fun to wear a pretty jacket. it's fun to put a flower on your shoulder. and you should enjoy life. and that's an easy way to enjoy life. >> joan! >> amber's outfit is almost as tacky as amber's seat was when she got up at the end of the show. >> oh my god. >> joan! >> i watched grow up, my darling. >> yes, we did "the tonight show" together in the early '80s. >> and your feet weren't touching the floor. >> no, they weren't. >> all my life it was at the mercy of networks and bosses being told what to say, what you can't say.
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it's [ bleep ] stupid. >> well, you know they just bleeped that. >> i just got bleeped. and that's why we're going to the internet. this is the internet it [ bleep ] wouldn't be [ bleep ] bleeped out of the internet. life is very tough. and if you can make a joke to make something easier and funny, do it. and maybe you take the worst thing in the world and make it funny, it's a vacation from for a minute from horror. >> well, it's not surprising that joan rivers had some pretty strong opinions about her own funeral. she is going to get the last word on that, next.
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well, we leave you tonight with what better, the words of joan rivers. they're from her book, "i hate everyone, starting with me." in it she writes a letter to her daughter melissa and what she wants. it's priceless and perfect and joan rivers to the core. she writes when i die, and yes, melissa, that day will come. and yes, melissa, everything is in your name, i want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with light, camera, action. i want paparazzi and i want publicists making a scene. i want it hollywood all the way. i don't want some rabbi rambling on. i want meryl streep crying in five different accents. i don't want a eulogy. i want bobby vinton to pick up my head and sing mr. lonely. i want to look gorgeous, better than i do alive. i want to be buried in a valentino gown, and i want harry
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winston to make me a toe tag. and i want a wind machine so even in the casket my hair is blowing just like beyonce's. joan rivers. a remarkable career and a remarkable life. that does it for us. our coverage continues next with cnn international. remarkable c remarkable life. that does it for us. our coverage continues now with cnn international. thank you for joining us for cnn's special coverage. the world mourns the passing of legendary comedian joan rivers. >> you laugh at it, you can deal with it, that's how i've lived my whole life. >> yes, she did. we'll get reaction from some of her closest friends as we look back at her life and groundbreaking career. we'll go live to new york where her death has sparked two investigations. and the other big story we continue to follow, the final day of the nato summit. ukraine's president hopes for a
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plan toward peace. our top story is the passing of joan rivers. can her voice really be gone? funeral services for her will be this sunday in new york. remembrances are pouring in from all over the world for this comedy legend. her family says the 81-year-old died peacefully thursday in a new york hospital. summing up a legendary career in comedy, rivers daughter and co-star melissa rivers said this in a statement. my mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. that is difficult to do right now, i know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon. as you know, virtually no subject was off limits for rivers, including her own mortality. take a listen to this clip from her final standup comedy performance recorded just one day before she ended up in the
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hospital. >> i am now 81 years old. i could die -- no, no, no, like that, i could go like that. do you understand how lucky you would be? do you understand you would have something to talk about for the rest of your life? oh, you were there? you were there? >> steve katzenbaum with more. >> reporter: it's that comedy fans say they will miss about joan rivers. she was here to make people laugh and she knew that, and she fought to do that. >> she bounced back stronger, every time from whatever life dealt her. and she was just an amazing woman. >> joan rivers daughter melissa released a statement saying her mother passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends. >> returning to her mother's
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manhattan apartment she looked down as she passed the media. >> rivers death comes a week after she stopped breathing at a new york clinic. she was undergoing a minor elective procedure when she suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest. she was rushed to mt. sinai hospital where she never regained consciousness. in melissa's statement, she said her mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. >> fans came out to pay their respects at her star on the hollywood walk of fame. and laugh factory changed their marquis in her memory. close friend and tv host larry king says rivers was a wonderful lady who knew no boundaries. >> she was never afraid to go anywhere, she took no prisoners. you could never be personally offended because she cut a swath through everyone. >> she certainly did that. so many memories from joan rivers. authorities are looking into
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rivers death. two new york state officials will examine the clinic where she had her surgery that led her to medical emergency. steve katzenbaum is outside the hospital where she was rushed. what do we know about the procedure that led up to her death in the hospital? >> well, just a few days ago, we were here when a long time collaborator of hers, someone she worked with on many different projects came outside of the hospital, he told us that he had dinner with joan rivers the night before she went in for this procedure, and he said she was making light of it, that she was feeling uncomfortable with her voice, it was becoming more and morasspy, sounding more and more hoarse, she was going in for a minor procedure to address that. she was making light of it, she wasn't concerned at all. other than that, we don't know what happened. the state department of health is investigating this clinic
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right now, very little information has come out other than that. it's only been around for approximately a year as far as we can tell. we haven't found any other questionable incidents at the clinic. >> there will be an investigation and we know that she was performing right up until she had this procedure. she was out to dinner the night before, she was as far as we know in good health otherwise. >> yeah, and some of her fans came by here, spoke to cnn earlier today, including one of her fans who was at that last show that she did the night before. she went in for the procedure, and they said she was making light of the fact that she was 81 and she made some joke saying, they were lucky to be seeing her because she could drop dead at any minute, she said in her routine. and it got a big -- a level of laughter and applause from the crowd. they said she was full of
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energy, full of life during that performance. she seemed like she was in good health, it really is a mystery what went wrong during this procedure. >> we'll find out eventually. and i'm just wondering, there were some people who are there in new york, want to give interviews. what has been the scene around the hospital today, any of these impromptu memorials we see when suddenly someone famous dies? >> during the week we did see fans coming by here from time to time. when word spread that she had passed away, she was taken off life support, they started showing up at her doorstep, her home, not too far from the hospital here. and placing flowers at that doorstep at the door, so, you know, the fans who followed joan closely, who loved her no holds barred sense of humor, they have been paying their respects by dropping off flowers at her doorstep here in manhattan.
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>> steve katzenbaum for us. thank you. her fine rall coming up in a couple days and she wants it to be quite the celebration. >> we'll be talking about that. dozens of celebrities who knew joan are paying their respects. joan, thank you for taking me in and loving me as a daughter. i will miss you deeply and will always hear your voice in my head saying, my darling, get out there and be you. joan rivers certainly took her own advice on being herself. here's a look at some of her best one liners. >> my hot flashes are so bad, i was hit by a heat seeking missile. you don't know. if i want to see three people who make tons of money and have no talent i will not watch you guys, i will watch the kardashians. >> what happened to your eye?
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>> i scratched it on al roker's zipper. and it was just -- >> now it's time to bring up the man of the hour, comedy legend joan rivers. >> i do an upside down glass because i have not seen cups this empty since i did shots with dina lohan. i'm sure there are some of you out there wondering if my breasts are real? let me explain to you, this one is, this one isn't. what we do is a calling, my dear. we make people happy. it's a calling. >> she certainly did. we have much more reaction from rivers friends and colleagues on
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welcome back, nato leaders meeting in wales are slamming russia for fueling unrest in eastern ukraine and vowing to support the government in kiev. separatists fighting in eastern ukraine is a main topic at the summit which comes as talks circulate about a possible cease-fire. ukrainian president says he has a careful optimism about peace talks with rebel leaders set for later today in belarus. meantime, day one of the two-day nato summit. anders placed blame for the growing crisis squarely on russia. >> we call on russia to end it's illegal and self-declared
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annexation of crimea, which we do not recognize. we call on russia to pull back it's troops from ukraine. to stop the flow of arms, fighters and funds to the separatists. we call on russia to step back from confrontation and take the past of peace. >> amid the international outcry and talk of peace, the fighting rages on in eastern ukraine, ukrainian forces digging in now in the port city as the rebel advance continues. >> reporter: on the eve of a proposed cease-fire, there's little sign of an end to the fighting in eastern ukraine. massive explosions cloud the horizon, the deep boom of artillery fire which seems to be coming from the direction of the russian border. which side of it we can't tell. the rebels are advances toward
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mariopole. earlier we saw another huge explosion. >> there's little beyond rolling hills to mark the boundary between ukraine and russia. ukraine's border guards have mostly desserted their posts. the russian military controls the ukrainian border for hundreds of miles. ukrainian forces are on edge. a southeastern city not far from the russian border remains safe for now and under full control of the ukrainian military. perhaps not for long. that's the fear of the families who live on the city's eastern outskirts looking out as the firing closes in. this family says a lot of people have left, but they don't know where else to go. >> translator: people say you should go underground. this is the last house. if this house falls down, then
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we'll be buried. outside this resident says she has no doubt it's the russians who are on their way. putin needs to see, and he needs a way to crimea, he's trying to take our country and kill our people. a peace treaty is expected to be signed friday afternoon, that could lead to a truce. coming up in about 20 minutes here, i'll speak with an analyst who says russia's involvement in ukraine is driven by moscow's fear of nato. in other news, the world health organization wraps up a two-day meeting in geneva, the disease is far from being under control, and in nigeria, there are fresh fears it could spread. authorities are keeping a close eye on 400 people who have been in contact with the doctor who died from the disease without admitting he had been exposed.
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>> the patient revealed to him he had contracted ebola, and he didn't want -- he may be isolated. he still went ahead and treated him in secret outside the hospital premises, and when he became ill he also did not reveal to his colleagues that he had contact with someone who had ebola. >> the third american to be infected with ebola is heading home for treatment to the united states. dr. rick sacric contracted the virus in liberia even though he wasn't working directly with ebola patients. he's expected to arrive in nebraska friday. staff have been preparing for his arrival at the university of nebraska where he will be treated. some of the nigerian school girls who escaped their abductors are getting full
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scholarships to the american university of nigeria. more than 200 girls remain missing since being kidnapped almost five months ago. the islamist group's leader threatened to sell them into marriage or slavery. about 50 of the girls escaped. for some of them, the future looks brought. the university's president spoke with cnn's isha sesay. >> a female guard whose sister had been kidnapped she came to us and said, is there a way we could help her sister and others. during the summer she went up with some of our personnel, and identified and began to find some of the other 58 girls who had escaped. and last saturday we drove up and 11 of the girls and 11 of their parents hopped in our american university of nigeria minivan and we drove back to campus. and they're with us now on our main campus doing a year of remedial work and they'll begin
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their graduate work as soon as they finish that. >> the president of the university has recently said the best way to fight the terrorists is not through violence but by providing education, jobs and health care to the young. just ahead here, the police force under the micro scope in ferguson, missouri, why the u.s. justice department is launching a federal investigation. active e arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, this can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain, and improve daily physical function so moving is easier. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain. and it's not a narcotic. you and your doctor should balance the benefits with the risks. all prescription nsaids, like celebrex, ibuprofen, naproxen and meloxicam have the same cardiovascular warning. they all may increase the chance of heart attack or stroke, which can lead to death. this chance increases
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the u.s. justice department is opening a federal investigation into the use of force by the police department in ferguson, missouri. that's where unarmed african-american teen michael brown was shot and killed by a white police officer last month. brown was surrendering with his hands up when he was shot at least six times. attorney general eric holder announced the investigations thursday. >> in ferguson, our investigation will assess the police department's use of force, including deadly force, it will analyze stops, searches and arrests. and it will examine the treatment of individuals detained at ferguson's city jail. in addition to other police techniques and tactics that have been brought to light. >> do you believe there's a problem with the police department? >> no, i don't. i think there's a segment of the
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community that is a little bit distrustful right now in light of some of the events in recent weeks. >> so the investigation will go beyond brown's death. brown's death did spark weeks of protest as you know in ferguson, dozens were arrested for looting, throwing molotov cocktails at police and weapons charges. the city has settled back down. a one-time rising star in the republican party now faces up to 30 years in prison. bob mcdonnell has been convicted on a number of counts. in 2012 his name came up as a possible running mate for mitt romney. mcdonnell's estranged wife maureen was convicted on similar charges. the two cried openly in a richmond courtroom as the verdicts were read.
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they face sentencing in january. dozens are dead in india after torrential late season monsoon rain. ivan gabrera joins us now. >> the rains this time of year are usually further south. this time around the last 24 to 48 hours, incredible totals across india and pakistan. some of the rain just was incredible here. 166 millimeters in 12 hours, imagine that, 169 in lahor and pakistan as well. we've had monsoon flooding all over the place. take a look at some of the scenes there, as you can clearly see, that's what, almost 170 millimeters of rainfall is going to do. we're talking over six inches here, there it is. people just trying to get around, but unfortunately, they lose their lives as a result of
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that. thailand has been no stranger to flooding as well. in the last 24 hours. 58 millimeters of rainfall, a couple inches here, 134, that was enough to cause flooding in parts of thailand. let's show you pictures coming out of the region there as we continue to see rising water, not just from the rain coming from the sky, the rivers and streams getting involved and overflowing, really getting into some trouble. the issues here were one particular bus was impacted with those folks in there, and got into trouble. this can come up so quickly here, you have a dry start to the day. and then all of a sudden the sky opens up, and there you see what can happen. heavy rain does continue for thailand over the next few days, along this trough here with an area of low pressure that continues to dump heavy rain across this region, this part of the world as well. lately we've been covering the rain impacting with china, once again, more heavy downpours have continued here across portions of china. we'll leave you pictures of
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what's been going on there as far as the flooding, look at this, just things getting taken away by rivers that have taken over streets, dangerous conditions there with flash flooding as well on going in china, a theme really so far this season, which we're now late into -- and it's still coming down pretty good. this is one of those monsoon and east asia rainy seasons that's just been relentless here, and we continue with more rain. also watches an area of low pressure, this one has been bumped up. we've been watching it east of the philippines here, likely going to the north and close enough to japan next week. we have plenty of time to watch it, this has not been watched, but i'll keep a close eye on this, i don't like the way that's beginning to look in the south china sea, potential development there as it heads off toward the west, where they don't need the rain in southeast asia. >> they don't. we'll see you a bit later. >> when nato talks tough on
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russia over the conflict in ukraine, coming up here, i'll talk with an analyst on what is motivating moscow. also, the one, the only the indomitable joan rivers. >> i have no sex appeal and it's screwed me up for life. peeping toms look in my window, pull down the shade. you have no idea. my gynecologist examines me by telephone. >> she was so funny and will be so missed. much more on the life of -- e too with car insurance? every time you tie on an apron, you make progress. and we like that. because progress is what we make, too. i know what my money is doing. i rebalanced my portfolio on my phone. you know what else i can do on my phone? place trades, get free real time quotes
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welcome back to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. nato leaders meeting in wales are slamming russia for fueling
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unrest in eastern ukraine, and vow to support the government of kiev. and ukraine's president says he's optimistic a cease-fire can be reached friday when rebel leaders and government officials meet in belarus. we'll wait and see. john kerry will be called to testify before congress to explain the obama administration's plan for fighting the rebel group isis in the middle east. the house foreign affairs chairman says the committee needs to hear a comprehensive strategy at the september 16th meeting. and as we've been reporting, comedian joan rivers has died at the age of 81. >> at 21, my mother said only a doctor for you. at 22 she said, all right, a lawyer, cpa. 26 she said, anything. >> that was joan early in her career turning that famous wit
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on herself, something she did often. her funeral will be held sunday in new york. rivers was rushed to a hospital last week, after suffering a medical emergency during a minor throat procedure. authorities have not announced a cause of death. but there will be an investigation. ukrainian president has high hopes for those peace talks i mentioned later today in belarus. as pro russia separatists advance in eastern ukraine, their leaders will be meeting with officials from kiev in minsk. they could order a cease-fire friday if kiev signs an agreement that includes a political settlement to the conflict. in the meantime, leaders at the nato summit are blaming russia for the months of escalating violence and trying to ensure that the violence does not spread. >> it is not about direct threat, it is about direct threat to european security and the world security finally.
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and the peace on european soil. today we see the country, which is becoming aggressive and threatening its neighbors. and bridging all international obligations and agreements. and the nato and european union needs to stand against it. >> russian foreign minister sergei lavrov says any push for ukraine to join nato is a bid to derail the peace process. lavrov accuses the u.s. of supporting the party of war in ki kiev. >> translator: the surge in anti-russian rhetoric that we have seen when there is very active effort to seek a political solution shows that the party of war in kiev has external support, in this case from the united states. >> joining me now from san francisco is edward walker, executive director of soviet and post soviet studies at the university of california berkeley. thank you so much for joining us. i want to ask you, you write in
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the los angeles times that what's behind russia's moves in ukraine is, well, just quite simply, fear of nato, and that fear has been going on for some time. >> yes. it's about the incorporation of ukraine into the western institutional orbit. not just nato, but the eu as well. and indeed russians interpret skegs to the european union as more or less part and parcel of the entire process of drawing ukraine into the west. >> right. . what is your reaction to what we just heard from the russian foreign minister saying any push to join nato is a bid to derail the peace from ses in eastern ukraine? >> well, it's perfectly clear that the russians for a very long period of time have understood any effort to bring
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ukraine into nato as a tire threat to their national security. so they are absolutely intent on preventing that, and if we -- if it is true, that if ukraine and if the west want to reach an accommodation with russia, that somehow brings an end to the violence in eastern ukraine and starts to relieve the pressure that russia's putting on ukraine. nato excession is going to have to be put on the table and some kind of neutral status for ukraine is something that would be necessary if we want to start to de-escalate the crisis with russia. >> some new agreement that has never been addressed before, not
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just nato expansion or russia prevails? but something new needs to emerge? >> yes, my view is, that eventually, hopefully things will stabilize in eastern ukraine. they'll be some kind of stable military situation eventually, certainly, i hope. and at that point i think the west and russia are going to have to sit down and start to seriously consider the broad security architecture questions for europe, and i think that's actually over due. the outcome that we're headed for now is in absolutely no party's interest. it's going to be terrible for ukraine. it's going to be terrible for russia, and it's going to be terrible for the west. i mean, the direction that we're heading now is a full blown issue with russia for the foreseeable future along with
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all these countries on its western border. russia has a preponderance of power along its borders and that's going to make for a very, very unpleasant situation for a very long period of time. >> putin has been reminding the world, being quite frank about the of the ones that has been surprised vladimir putin has taken it this far and is not relent something. >> to be frank, i'm not surprised and i'm not surprised that the external orientation of ukraine has precipitated a crisis. like many of my colleagues, i was very concerned about the trends in the russian relations with the west. in particular, russia's
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relations with the united states for a long period of time. that was particularly true in the wake of the georgia war. the war that russia had with georgia in 2008. after obama came into office, the whole ukraine issue in georgia joining nato was sort of tabled or put aside. it was never really addressed. no, i'm not surprised. and i should say one other thing, it's important to appreciate that it is not just putin. this is an extremely widespread view in russia, in russian society and certainly in the russian political elite that it is wrongful for the west and for nato to be encroaching on russia's rightful sphere of influence. >> his approval rating still 80% there in russia. we appreciate your thoughts, we hope you'll come back again as this story continues. edward walker, thank you.
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>> you're welcome. back now to our other top story, and that is the death and the life that we are celebrating of comedian joan rivers. she was known for her sharp tongue and as she said, saying the things other people were thinking. she died in a new york hospital thursday afternoon, one week after suffering a cardiac arrest. fellow comedian roseanne barr had this to say about joan. she was always surprising us, always defying the status quo, always courageous, loud, opinionated and damning. joan was constantly praised and then hounded by sexist hollywood for having an independent point of view and a sense of unmatched female inner power. no one has ever seen such a fierce woman in any media. kathy griffin also paid tribute to her friend telling anderson cooper earlier that rivers
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changed red carpets forever. >> she took a bunch of celebrities walking into a building and turned that into two hours of entertainment. she put designers on the map, before anyone knew who they were. >> yes, she did that. rivers was known throughout the u.s. and across much of the wor world, her staff at hollywood's walk of fame has become a mini-shrine to her already. >> she was an icon. she was edgy, considered a pioneer as far as women in television. and she didn't let things get her down when she had setbacks. i think people always like a fighter, they also like the fact that she was so whitty. she could come back at a moment's notice, most of us, it would take us an hour to think of a rejoinder for something, she was so quick witnessed and funny. and she wasn't afraid of poking fun at herself. >> all of that so true. stephanie elam talked with fans of joan rivers there on the walk
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of fame. >> people in hollywood digesting the news that joan rivers has passed on. so many people walking by here today were hoping she would pull through as everyone knows, joan rivers was a fighter. and she reinvented herself several times with a career that spanned some five decades. i spoke to one woman who's a resident of hollywood. she was motivated to come down here and bring flowers, because she always admired joan rivers' character. >> she was so strong. she bounced back stronger. she was an amazing woman. >> the memorial continues to grow with candles and flowers as people come to remember the woman who they said had a biting humor, but always focused on keeping people laughing. stephanie elam, cnn hollywood california. the american late night talk show host johnny carson gave
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rivers her first big break. the two stars had a close working relationship. she often subbed for johnny carson. but one event changed their relationship forever. cnn's gary tuchman has that. >> reporter: joan rivers become a queen of comedy with the help of the king of late night. >> would you welcome, please, joan rivers. >> reporter: joan rivers has always said johnny carson was her mentor. her first guest appearance on the tonight show was 1965. by 1983, she was johnny's regular guest host. >> welcome lucille ball. >> reporter: the late great lucille ball was promoting a movie, and she made a rare appearance on late night television to talk with joan rivers on "the tonight show." >> i didn't realize you were on more times, hours than anybody else. >> i didn't either, until i heard you say it. >> reporter: joan rivers thrived while filling in for johnny.
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>> today is january 20th, is my daughter melissa's birthday. and i remember so clearly the day she was born, because it broke up my wedding reception. >> reporter: she often made fun of her home making skills. >> i do not cook, i hate to cook. cooking is boring and it's stupid. flies come to my kitchen, they have to brown bag it. the last time my husband had a hot meal, the house was on fire. >> reporter: she didn't much enjoy cleaning either. and like much of the time, was quite vivid about how she felt. >> not one woman here was ever made love to because she did linoleum. the floors are imaccu late, lie down you hot tramp. it's friday night -- >> and you saved the best audience for last. >> joan rivers did so well on the tonight show. the new fox network hired her to
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become the first late night talk show host. carson felt bee trade and the two never talked again. >> fox came with this amazing offer and he was the first one i called. he hung up. all these years it always upset me. >> the year after her show premiered, her program was cancelled, her husband committed suicide, and she was banned from the tonight show for almost 28 clears. she made a quick cameo in february, 49 years to the day after her very first tonight show appearance. then she had a full segment in march. >> i have a photo of you, this is you and -- in this same studio, 1965. you and johnny. you're a knockout. >> second night that i was on and i had been working eight years in greenwich village and
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nothing, and he said, god bless him, you're going to be a star. it changed my life. >> acknowledging the support of johnny carson, even after all they had both been through. >> i have to say, it really means a lot to me that you're on the show tonight. i love you so much. >> i love you back, my darling. >> gary tuchman, cnn, atlanta. >> we have compiled a collection of rivers classic quotes on our website, like this one, people say money's not the key to happiness, i always figured if you have enough money, can you have a key made. to read more of her one liners, go to cnn.com. i can't do joan rivers credit. we can't get enough of seeing and hearing all of her wonderful one liners. she was really remarkable. could this boston man be doing high-tech dirty work for the group isis? that's coming up. i got to be pretty good at managing my symptoms,
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john kerry will be called to testify before congress to explain the obama administration's plans for fighting the militant group isis. the committee needs to hear a comprehensive strategy at the september 16th meeting. in the meantime, human rights watch says isis militants massacred as many as 770 iraqi soldiers in june at a base near the city of tikrit. that number is much higher than initially thought. nato leaders are discussing what their strategy on isis should be, deputy u.s. national security adviser ben rhodes spoke with jim acosta. >> based on what you've seen and heard at the summit so far, do you think there will be a multinational coalition to go after isis? >> i absolutely do believe there will be a coalition of countries from the international community here in nato, also in the region
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where many of the neighbors have stepped up and said they want to be part of that type of effort. what we ultimately need to do is to work together and destroy isil, that's going to have to start with the action we're taking in iraq, to push them back -- >> a boston man is now on the fbi's most wanted terrorist list suspected of working for isis. unlike other americans caught fighting for the terror group on the battlefield, this man's role may have been a bigger threat to america. here's cnn's debra feyoric. >> reporter: this man grew up near boston, holds a syrian and u.s. passport and graduated from northeastern university in boston. believed to be in his early 30s, he's fluent in english and arabic. the fbi released this audio
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recording they say is abu samra. it's unclear who he's speaking to. >> if they don't have a warrant, they don't have the right to do that. >> reporter: authorities will not confirm his role in isis, if any. a law enforcement official tells cnn they're looking into whether he might be involved in the murder group's media wing, including facebook, an online magazine and twitter. his friend, american tare tarek mahamma was accused of leading the media wing. he's currently serving 17 years in the u.s. for providing material support to terrorists. both men were indicted in 2009, accused of attending terror training camps in yemen, for the push of riling u.s. troops. ironically, two years ago, the
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fbi tried using social media, specifically facebook and twitter to find abousamra. >> we take seriously the threat of americans. your citizenship cannot serve as a shield if you take up arms against the united states. >> u.s. authorities are also working right now to learn more about other americans suspected of aiding isis. a georgia man will face murder charges for leaving his young son in a hot car. justin ross harris says it was an accident. and he simply forgot to drop off his 22-month-old son at day care. a grand jury indictment accuses harris of intentionally leaving his son cooper notice car. harris spent seven hours at work while the boy was strapped into his car seat. temperatures outside hit 33 degrees celsius, or 92 fahrenheit. prosecutors say they'll decide
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in the next few weeks whether they'll seek the death penalty. still to come here, your credit card has been hacked, your data's for sale on the black market, but how much is it worth? and where does it go? we'll look into that in a moment. (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking. it's a non-nicotine pill. chantix reduced the urge for me to smoke. it actually caught me by surprise. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these, stop chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of mental health problems, which could get worse while taking chantix. don't take chantix if you've had a serious allergic or skin reaction to it. if you develop these, stop chantix and see your doctor right away as some could be life threatening. tell your doctor if you have a history of heart or blood vessel problems, or if you develop new or worse symptoms. get medical help right away if you have symptoms of a heart attack or stroke. use caution when driving or operating machinery. common side effects include nausea, trouble sleeping
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and unusual dreams. i did not know what it was like to be a non-smoker. but i do now. ask your doctor if chantix is right for you. hack after hack, almost every week we hear about a company that's had its data stolen. what happens to all that data and what is it worth? >> home depot is investigating a security breach. if you shopped there recently your credit card could be vulnerable. it's the latest major retailer targeted by hackers. as more companies are breached, there's more stolen credit card info. let's break down what happens to the data on the black market. a privacy group says they found a hacker boasting about having credit card numbers, they posed
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as a customer. >> i'm calling about the credit cards. >> okay. now, did you want cpbs, fulls or -- >> i think fulls, but i'm trying to figure out how many i can buy. >> do you need date of birth, social, all that as well? >> i don't know, i'm trying to get some cash, so i'm looking to buy some stuff so i can sell it. >> you're looking to buy stuff online? >> yes. >> what sites are you planning to target? >> before your card is bought and sold over the phone, you'll find them for sale on what's known as the dark web, think of it as the underbelly of the internet. it's a network you're only able to access through an encrypted browser that makes it difficult to identify users. the average black market price for all the data on your credit card is $100. if it's taken from ebay or pay
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pal the cost is $27. stolen cards from asia are worth more than those from the united states. different factors including how quickly your credit card company reacts all play into the black market value. you can find anything from drugs to firearms on the dark webs. there are forms where photos of nude celebrities are bought and sold. >> a lot of times these things may be privately traded. we may never even hear about it. >> a dark web of some of your most personal data, lori siegel, cnn money, new york. >> speaking of hacking, hollywood's getting into that game. actor george clooney has announced plans to direct a movie based on the hacking scandal that brought down the u.k.'s news of the world newspaper. clooney, who will be staying behind the camera for this one, says it has it all.
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lying, corruption and black male. >> sorry to turn to ivan cabrera -- >> i didn't know there was a dark web. >> i know, i don't like the sound of that. >> don't google that at the office. that's a whole different deal there. >> makes a hurricane seem kind of light. >> well, we're talk iing norber. he's impacting with baja california right now. 150 kilometers per hour, that would be 90 mile an hour storm. the core winds are away from the peninsula, we're still raining pretty good at this point. we have tropical storm warnings and we have a hurricane warning for part of the coastline here as it is expected to be close enough where some of those winds could get involved there. we've been talking about this storm over the next several days, it will continue to hug
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the coast, and we'll get to a forecast in a second. look at mexico, 270 millimeters of rainfall in two days, 48 hours, just incredible rains and this thing hasn't made landfall. the monthly average is 259 they've gotten over their monthly average in 48 hours. that's about ten and a half inches of rainfall. lots of flooding you can have there. let's get to the official forecast from the national hurricane center, latest forecast here, the reason we don't have a hurricane warning further up the coast, this thing will continue to weaken as it moves into cooler waters and conditions are just going to be favorable for that. this will not make it up toward california as an intact tropical feature. the moisture may get there in san diego, it still looks wet over the next 96 hours. along with it, plenty of rainfall not just where the
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storm is. but away from the storm as well, that will include western mexico, and about a harks so we'll keep you posted on that, further up across the lower 48. severe weather, wisconsin and michigan today, but no severe weather outlook for today. that is good news for your friday, as we kick off the weekend here in the united states. showers and storms bubbling up across the southeast, and staying hot, my goodness in texas here, temperatures still in the 90s, we're hanging into summer big time. another 97 degree day. the humidity will make it feel like it's well into the 100s, still warm, 86, we'll take that in september in new york city. >> september needs to seep on down south, doesn't it? >> we do like it here, because winter's not so bad. >> ivan, thanks so much. see you next hour. thanks for watching cnn's special coverage, isa suarez takes over at the top of the hour. she'll talk about the life and
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hello and welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm isa soares. these are our top stories at this hour. these videos are highly produced and highly edited. our brian todd takes a closer look into the isis propaganda machine. you know what it's like to have a hot flash so bad it sets your dress on fire? >> she

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