Comedy legend and TV host Joan Rivers has died at the age of 81.  PBS honors her memory with a collection of her appearances on "Pioneers of Television," "Tavis Smiley", "This Emotional Life" and the upcoming season of "Makers: Women Who Make America."

Unapologetic Comedian Joan Rivers Dies at 81
PBS NewsHour

Unapologetic Comedian Joan Rivers Dies at 81

Comedian and television star Joan Rivers was known for her no-holds-barred approach to comedy.

Funny Ladies
Pioneers of Television

Funny Ladies

This episode celebrates the first comediennes to appear on television.

Quit wasting your time
This Emotional Life

Quit wasting your time

Find out why Joan Rivers claimed we had too much time on our hands.

Comedienne Joan Rivers – Part 2
Tavis Smiley

Comedienne Joan Rivers – Part 2

Rivers keeps the laughs coming, but also does some serious reflecting on her career.

Outtake: Joan Rivers
American Masters

Outtake: Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers recalls a prank that she played on Johnny Carson after her daughter, Melissa,

Remembering Joan Rivers' Fearless Career
Makers

Remembering Joan Rivers' Fearless Career

View her life and career in pictures.

Joan Rivers on the Hypocrisy of Celebrity
Make 'Em Laugh

Joan Rivers on the Hypocrisy of Celebrity

Find out what she had to say in this clip from the Make 'Em Laugh special.

Can We Talk About Joan Rivers?
Next Avenue

Can We Talk About Joan Rivers?

In her honor, we rounded up 12 of the comic's best quotes on aging.

Joan Rivers' Death: Facts About Vocal Cord Surgery
Next Avenue

Joan Rivers' Death: Facts About Vocal Cord Surgery

Older people often have vocal disorders, so here's how to protect your voice.

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