ABC Closes The Door On Miss America

Written by Vance Cureton

ABC wants no more to do withrepparttar Miss America Pageant. So, they've droppedrepparttar 110063 broadcast.

The reason? Declining ratings.

What a changed world it is that this announcement is not startling news. This isrepparttar 110064 first time in half-a-century thatrepparttar 110065 pageant does not have a television commitment! Once upon a time,repparttar 110066 idea of becoming Miss America was every school girl's dream. And a sneaked glimpse of Miss America in her bathing suit was every teen-aged boy's fantasy. Er...not to mention a lot of older fella's as well. Sorepparttar 110067 decline ofrepparttar 110068 pageant into television mediocrity is a recent phenomenon. Inrepparttar 110069 decade ofrepparttar 110070 90'srepparttar 110071 pageant's ratings were decent. Certainly notrepparttar 110072 equal of what they were inrepparttar 110073 glory years ofrepparttar 110074 50s and 60s whenrepparttar 110075 pageant was a broadcast that viewers of all ages did not want to miss. But more than acceptable in a divided television world of endless cable channels.

Perhapsrepparttar 110076 pageant has survived as long as it has on reputation, andrepparttar 110077 viewing habits of an audience that has been aging each year. The shocking Vanessa Williams scandal of 1984 did not destroyrepparttar 110078 pageant. Neither did Bert Park's replacement as master of ceremonies a couple of years earlier. Could any man ever equal his rendition of "There She Is Miss America?"

Park's signature song inrepparttar 110079 event.

Vanessa Williams, notwithstanding, what has apparently done in Miss America is SEX. The easy accessibility of tawdry entertainment not only on broadcast television, but via cable, vcr tapes, cds, and downloadable product fromrepparttar 110080 internet. The once risque Miss America pageant has been rendered into irrelevancy. Adult beauty pageants are no longer particulary cool or hip, and as they remain onrepparttar 110081 broadcast channels are now an easy target for ever zealous right-wingers who dislike women parading around half-naked on television. Zealots who knew they were overmatched duringrepparttar 110082 pageant's popular heyday.

The Miss America Pageant is out-of-touch withrepparttar 110083 America ofrepparttar 110084 2000's. Just asrepparttar 110085 variety show format is long-dead, these type of pageants have been on struggling for years. They are like something that belonged to an old aunt. Too precious to throw away. But not really worthrepparttar 110086 trouble to bring down fromrepparttar 110087 attic for a new appraisal.

Christmas Party Ideas

Written by Mrs. Party... Gail Leino

Christmas is a wonderful time to get together with friends and family. A Christmas party has an automatic theme, "Christmas."  To have a unique and different kind of Christmas party try using a party theme"  

A theme helps to create a festive atmosphere at your party.  Decorating to a theme with party supplies presents a special feeling. Some party theme ideas include luau, western, black light, Hawaiian, Mardi Gras, characters, fiesta, sports, 50's, roaring 20's, disco 80's, hippie 60's, cowboy hats, and patriotic.  The party theme should be followed throughout each aspect ofrepparttar event includingrepparttar 110062 party invitations, food, party decorations, and music.

Party games and activities add excitement to any event.  Some party ideas for party games and activities include: physical games, crafts, and brain games. Always have an extra game or activity to fill a possible lull atrepparttar 110063 party.  Party Games Etc has TONS of FREE party game ideas for Christmas and other holidays including Halloween, and Hanukkah.  Also, they have bridal shower games and baby shower games (for future reference)! 

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