Joan Rivers' Daughter Melissa Honors Mom at Daytime Emmy Awards (VIDEO)

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The producers of the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards chose Melissa Rivers to introduce the In Memoriam and it was a smart choice.

The segment opened with a flashback to Joan Rivers' Daytime Emmy acceptance speech in 1990. When the clip ended, Rivers recounted how it was daytime that saved her mother's career.

Rivers then transitioned to the In Memoriam honoring the people the daytime industry lost last year.