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Melissa Rivers pays tribute to Joan Rivers
at Daytime Emmys

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At the Daytime Emmy awards on Sunday night, Melissa Rivers paid tribute to her late mother, Joan Rivers, as part of a segment that included video of Joan Rivers accepting a Daytime Emmy award in 1990.

“The daytime television community saved her,” Melissa Rivers said about her mother, who died on Sept. 4 of 2014. “With their support and encouragement, she created her daytime talk show. It ran for five years, and brought her the only Emmy she would ever win. This strong foundation reinvigorated her career. My mother felt loved and valued by the daytime community. For that, I will always be grateful.”

Watch Rivers’ moving tribute below.