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Miss America Controversy #538240

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 23, 1984
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(Studio) Abdication of Miss America Vanessa Williams reported Controversy with regard to nude photos of Williams published in magazine noted.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(NYC) [WILLIAMS - reads statement of abdication.] Williams' comments re: photos quoted. Portions of photos shown. [WILLIAMS - conts. statement.] ["Pent house" magazine attorney Roy GRUTMAN - says Williams signed release form with full knowledge.] Offering of photos to "Playboy" magazine noted. ["Playboy" photo ed. Gary COLE - cites uncertainty with regard to release to publish photos.] Comments of pageant officials in Atlantic City, New Jersey, reported [Pageant chairperson Albert MARKS, Junior - comments.] Title said now to go to Suzette Charles. Film of Williams at pageant shown; press conference today shown. [WILLIAMS - comments.]
REPORTER: Bill Schechner

(Studio) Charles noted to be from Mays Landing, New Jersey. Her comments quoted.
REPORTER: John Palmer

Palmer, John;
Schechner, Bill

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