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Miss America Controversy #298194

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 20, 1984
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(Studio) Scandal hitting Miss America pageant reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Millwood, New York) September 17, 1983, pageant scenes, featuring Vanessa Williams, recently crowned, shown. 1st black Miss America said now given 72 hours to resign, due to publishing of nude photos taken with another woman in "Pent house" magazine [Pageant executive director Albert MARKS - laments unique, difficult situation.] Williams said making no comment. Photos from magazine shown. [Pent house publisher Bob GUCCIONE - claims Williams' actions newsworthy, thus publishable.] Reaction in Millwood, New York, reported [WOMAN - says Guccione is a slob; situation disgusting.] [MAN - defends Williams.] Scenes from Williams' appearance in Little Rock, Arkansas, yesterday shown. [June 21, WILLIAMS - notes asset to her career of Miss America title.] [Runner-up for Miss America Suzette CHARLES - laments situation; blames Guccione. Notes important of title to black America.] Charles noted also black.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

Rather, Dan;
Wagner, Richard

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