Regarding Joan Rivers and the implication that she must go in (to her interviews) cold: Joan spends more time going over material than any other host I've had the pleasure of working with, all of whom prepare extensively, including Mike Douglas, Dinah Shore, Gary Collins and Regis Philbin. She insists upon knowing as much about a guest as she possibly can and truly enjoys the research process. Maybe it's Howard Rosenberg and not Joan Rivers who is a one-person lynch mob.
LAURENCE R. FERBER
"The Joan Rivers Show"