Miss America Pageant highlights September in AyCee

September 10, 2014 1:49 PM

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Last year, the big news was the program's return to Atlantic City after an eight-year exile in the Nevada desert. But that aspect of the annual scholarship pageant has been muted. This year, most of the attention will likely return to the young women who have triumphed over thousands of hopefuls from Maine to Hawaii to earn their trips to Atlantic City and a chance to make the final round, set for 9 p.m. Sept. 14, on 6ABC. But the nationally broadcast extravaganza is just the tip of the iceberg that is Pageant Week.

The first real public glimpses of this year's field will be offered Tuesday through Thursday nights as the three preliminary rounds are conducted at Boardwalk Hall. These programs are where Miss America is really decided; if a contestant doesn't impress the judges here, she will not make the field o...

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