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Miss America Pageant Returns To Network Television

  • PopEater, Tuesday, January 18, 2011 12:32 AM
There she is, Miss America. The question is, will anyone notice? Those in charge are convinced that this is the year the iconic but long-beleaguered beauty pageant re-establishes its rightful place in the nation's consciousness as it returns triumphantly to network TV on Saturday for its 90th strut after five years in the cable wilderness. ABC's live broadcast will begin at 9 p.m. EST.

"America loves a comeback story," Sam Haskell, chairman of the Miss America Organization, told AOL News. "When you figure out how education and scholarship and talent and service are all put in the forefront, there was nothing to do but come back." Winners stress the Miss America Organization raises and distributes millions of dollars for scholarships and requires its contestants to do public service.



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