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Comedian Joan Rivers arrives for the 11th Annual Mark Twain Prize for Humor, honoring the late George Carlin, at the Kennedy Center in Washington on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. (AP)
Comedian Joan Rivers arrives for the 11th Annual Mark Twain Prize for Humor, honoring the late George Carlin, at the Kennedy Center in Washington on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. (AP)

She spoke it back in her Borscht Belt days, struggling to break into comedy when women were not exactly welcome. Back in Mafia clubs so rough, she says, that when they passed the hat “pieces of Jimmy Hoffa would show up.”

Now, at 75, Joan Rivers is still making a big noise. She’s got a red-carpet murder mystery coming out. She’s all over plastic surgery — as a champion and prime example.

And she still tells it just the way she sees it.

This hour, On Point: A conversation with Joan Rivers.

You can join the conversation. Has Joan Rivers kept you laughing through the decades? Kept you cringing? Both? What’s your most memorable Joan Rivers moment?Guest:

Joan Rivers joins us from New York. Comedienne, Emmy Award-winning television talk-show host, Tony-nominated actress, best-selling author, playwright, screenwriter, film director, columnist, and grandmother. Her new book is “Men Are Stupid... And They Like Big Boobs: A Woman's Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery.” And, out in February, her new mystery novel, her first, “Murder at the Academy Awards.”

This program aired on January 14, 2009.

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