Miss America Pageant

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 1976 file photo, CBS sportscaster Phyllis George is seen in New York. Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS's “The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died. She was 70. A family spokeswoman said George died Thursday, May 14, 2020, at a Lexington hospital after a long fight with a blood disorder.(AP Photo/Suzanne Vlamis, File)
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May 17, 2020 - 11:23 am
Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS's “The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died. She was 70. A family spokeswoman said George died Thursday at a Lexington, Kentucky, hospital after a long fight with a blood disorder. Her...
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A police officer talks to a man meditating in a beach reopened for sport activities after the lockdown measures imposed by the government in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, May 8, 2020. In last minute negotiations, Spain's government has secured enough parliamentary support to extend later on Wednesday the country's state of emergency. Spain has recorded over 25,600 deaths from the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
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May 08, 2020 - 5:24 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — COVID-19 deaths spike in Ohio nursing homes. — Miss...
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Camille Schrier, of Virginia, reacts reacts as she is crowned after winning the Miss America competition at the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn., Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. At rear is 2019 Miss. America Nia Franklin. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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December 19, 2019 - 10:53 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Organizers wanted to make it clear the 99th Miss America competition isn't your grandmother's beauty pageant, and their winner did just that on Thursday. Virginia biochemist Camille Schrier won the crown just minutes after wowing the crowd with science. Dressed in a lab...
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FILE - This Sept. 9, 2018 file photo shows Miss New York Nia Franklin, center, reacting after being named Miss America 2019 in Atlantic City, N.J. The Miss America Organization says this year's pageant will be held at the Mohegan Sun Connecticut in Uncasville, Connecticut. It will be broadcast on NBC Dec. 19, in a switch from recent broadcaster ABC. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray, File)
July 23, 2019 - 5:51 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There she is. Here she isn't. Miss America is leaving Atlantic City for the second time, trading one casino town for another in a move that caps a whirlwind of change at the nearly century-old pageant. This year's pageant will be held at the Mohegan Sun Connecticut in...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 2, 2019 file photo, Miss North Carolina Cheslie Kryst wins the 2019 Miss USA final competition in the Grand Theatre in the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nev. Three black women are the reigning Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America. Chelsie Kryst completed the historic triple on Thursday, May 2, 2019 beside pageant winners 2019 Miss America Nia Franklin and recently crowned 2019 Miss Teen USA Kaliegh Garris. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, File)
May 03, 2019 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When Cheslie Kryst won the Miss USA crown, it marked more than a personal triumph: It meant that for the first time, three black women are the reigning Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America. The North Carolina lawyer completed the historic triple Thursday with pageant winners...
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March 05, 2019 - 1:53 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A lawsuit claiming "an illegal and bad-faith takeover" of the Miss America Organization was withdrawn Monday for financial reasons, with the pageant responding it proves the "meritless and misguided nature" of the case. The lawsuit had been brought by former board member...
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In this combination of Aug. 30, 2018, file photos, Gretchen Carlson, left, chairwoman of the Miss America board of directors, and Regina Hopper, the pageant's CEO speaks to the contestants and the crowd during the annual Miss America arrival celebration in Atlantic City, N.J. Carlson, Hopper and the Miss America Organization are being sued by a former board member and four states claiming "an illegal and bad-faith takeover" of the pageant. The lawsuit filed Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Atlantic City. (Erin Grugan/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)
December 20, 2018 - 4:47 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former board member and four states that have had their licenses terminated by the Miss America Organization are suing the group and its top leaders, claiming "an illegal and bad-faith takeover" of the pageant. A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Atlantic City by Jennifer...
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December 05, 2018 - 7:58 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There they go. Miss America state groups in three more states have had their licenses revoked by the Miss America Organization following a bitter, high-stakes clash between state pageants and the national leadership headed by former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson. The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Republican Illinois attorney general candidate Erika Harold speaks to The City Club of Chicago, in Chicago. Harold once said many victims of sexual harassment "become very promiscuous" and that young people who are called names like "whore" or "slut" think: "that's what I want to be." Harold is stressing her experience as an anti-bullying advocate as she seeks the job of Illinois' top legal officer. She made the comments after winning the 2003 Miss America pageant, and her campaign stood by them Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Sophia Tareen, File)
October 17, 2018 - 3:57 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A former Miss America who is running for Illinois attorney general once said that many victims of sexual harassment believe what is said about them and "become very promiscuous," and that some young people who are called names such as "whore" or "slut" think: "That's what I want to...
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Miss New York Nia Franklin reacts after being named Miss America 2019, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
September 10, 2018 - 8:28 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The first woman to win the Miss America crown without having to don a swimsuit says she's glad she didn't have to. Nia Imani Franklin, who won the title Sunday night in Atlantic City while competing as Miss New York, said the changes in the 98-year-old pageant are a...
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