In a recent interview in Philadelphia Magazine, QVC’s CEO Mike George talked about the continued success of the network in the changing digital landscape. He also spoke about what Joan meant on both personal and professional levels as the Classics Collection continues.
“In the case of Joan, she had built a very impressive business with a strong team. That business has continued, the president of the company, Joan Rivers Worldwide, is the person that comes on air and sells the product. That business remains strong.”
Read the full interview.
“Filing this lawsuit was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever had to make. What ultimately guided me was my unwavering belief that no family should ever have to go through what my mother, Cooper and I have been through. The level of medical mismanagement, incompetency, disrespect and outrageous behavior is shocking and frankly, almost incomprehensible. Not only did my mother deserve better, every patient deserves better. It is my goal to make sure that this kind of horrific medical treatment never happens to anyone again.”
– Melissa Rivers
In response to today’s release of the New York City Medical Examiner’s report, Melissa Rivers has issued the following statement:
“We continue to be saddened by our tragic loss and grateful for the enormous outpouring of love and support from around the world. We have no further comment at this time.” – Melissa Rivers
American Masters will present an In Memoriam tribute broadcast of the critically acclaimed documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work tonight on PBS (check local listings).
This broadcast of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work marks the PBS premiere of the documentary for which PBS now has exclusive broadcast rights. After the broadcast, the film will be available on the American Masters website for a limited time.
“Joan Rivers loved Broadway and we loved her. Due to the outpouring of love and respect for Joan Rivers from our community and from her friends and fans worldwide, the marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory tonight, at exactly 6:45pm for one minute.”
Charlotte St. Martin
The Broadway League
Title photo from Joan’s 1994 Broadway play Sally Marr… and Her Escorts.
“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother.
Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers we have received from around the world. They have been heard and appreciated.
My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”
“My mother has been moved out of intensive care and into a private room where she is being kept comfortable. Thank you for your continued support.”
“On behalf of my mother and our family, we are extremely grateful for all the love and support we’ve received. At this time she does remain on life support. I know my mother would be overwhelmed by the continued outpouring of kindness and I want to thank everyone for keeping us in their prayers.”
“My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world. Her condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts as we pray for her recovery.”
I’d like to make something clear. The other day I was stopped at the airport by a reporter from Splash Video who caught me off guard. I said “Palestinian” when I meant to say “Hamas”. This started a controversy which has turned into a tempest in a teapot, which the media is happily exploiting.
I regret that I did use the word “Palestinian” when I meant to say “Hamas” and obviously, there are many good Palestinians like Israelis who want peace and Israel’s right to exist. Unfortunately, this is not so with Hamas (which has been recognized as a terrorist entity by The United States, Israel and many other Western democratic nations).
So let’s all take our energies and concentrate on fixing the mess that’s going on in Ferguson, Missouri.