Miss America broadcast to polish image of struggling Atlantic City; winner crowned Sun night

September 14, 2014 2:30 PM

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Miss America broadcast to polish image of struggling Atlantic City; winner crowned Sun night

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey — This struggling seaside gambling resort has been in the national news for all the wrong reasons lately: a rash of casino closings, thousands of unemployed workers, and a domestic violence case involving a former NFL star.

But for three hours Sunday night, America will get a different look at Atlantic City. The Miss America pageant will present an upbeat view of the city where it began in 1921 and crown its next winner during a nationally televised finale.

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