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"American Experience" Miss America (2002)

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Writer:
Michelle Ferrari (writer)
Contact:
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Original Air Date:
27 January 2002 (Season 14, Episode 7)
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Same "Burnsian" format... but far more entertaining! See more (1 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Cherry Jones ... Narrator (voice)
Julia Álvarez ... Herself
Sarah Banet-Weiser ... Herself

Margaret Cho ... Herself
Kimberly Clarice Aiken ... Herself - Miss America 1994 (as Kimberly Aiken Cockerman)
Ric Ferentz ... Himself

William Goldman ... Himself
Vicki Gold Levi ... Herself
Leonard Horn ... Himself

Lee Meriwether ... Herself - Miss America 1955

Isaac Mizrahi ... Himself

Mary Ann Mobley ... Herself - Miss America 1959
Robin Morgan ... Herself
Kathy Peiss ... Herself
Tricia Rose ... Herself

Kate Shindle ... Herself - Miss America 1998

Gloria Steinem ... Herself
Bert Parks ... Original Host (archive footage)
Margaret Gorman ... Miss America 1921 (archive footage)
Norma Smallwood ... Miss America 1926 (archive footage)
Marion Bergeron ... Herself - Miss America 1933 (archive footage) (as Marion Bergeron Setzer)
Henrietta Leaver ... Miss America 1935 (archive footage)
Bette Cooper ... Miss America 1937 (archive footage)
Jean Bartel ... Miss America 1943 (archive footage)

Bess Myerson ... Miss America 1945 (archive footage)
Yolande Betbeze ... Miss America 1951 (archive footage)
Saundra Williams ... Herself - Miss Black America 1968 (archive footage)
Judy Ann Ford ... Miss America 1969 (archive footage)
Cheryl Brown ... Miss Iowa 1970 (first African American finalist) (archive footage)
Rebecca King ... Herself - Miss America 1974 (archive footage) (as Rebecca King Dreman)
Lencola Sullivan ... Herself - Miss Arkansas 1980 (archive footage)

Vanessa Williams ... Herself (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Renee Roy ... (archive footage) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Lisa Ades 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michelle Ferrari  writer

Produced by
Lisa Ades .... producer
Margaret Drain .... executive producer
Jeanne Houck .... executive producer
Lesli Klainberg .... producer
Sarah Kramer .... associate producer
Cara Mertes .... consulting producer
Susan Mottau .... coordinating producer
Mark Samels .... senior producer
Cheryl Teetzel .... associate producer
Lola Van Wagenen .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Douglas J. Cuomo 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen McCarthy 
Peter Nelson 
Buddy Squires 
 
Film Editing by
Toby Shimin 
 
Production Design by
Alison Kennedy (series designer)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Curt Casassa .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Mariusz Glabinski .... assistant sound editor
Mariusz Glabinski .... sound effects editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... supervising sound editor
John Jenkins .... sound mixer
Mark Mandler .... sound recordist
William Martel Jr. .... sound mixer
Frank Morrone .... sound re-recording mixer
C.A. Moses .... sound recordist
John Osborne .... sound recordist
John Reilly .... sound recordist
Ira Spiegel .... sound effects editor
Lou Verrico .... narration recordist
Jon Wermuth .... sound recordist
John Zecca .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Haydock .... assistant camera
Antonio Rossi .... assistant camera
Robert Sands .... assistant camera
Anthony Savini .... assistant camera
Jason Summers .... assistant camera
Jason Summers .... gaffer
 
Animation Department
Ed Joyce .... animation photographer
 
Editorial Department
Judd Blaise .... assistant editor
Hope Litoff .... associate editor
Kristen Nutile .... assistant editor
John Rehberger .... on-line editor
Mark Steele .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Mark Adler .... music theme
 
Other crew
Elaine Abelson .... historical consultant
Daniel Adler .... production associate
Johanna Baker .... publicist
Joyce Berkman .... historical consultant
Sheila Curran Bernard .... program developer
Jerusha Bhindie .... intern
Ann-Marie Bivans .... historical consultant
Jamila Chase .... intern
Maria Daniels .... multimedia director
Danielle Dell'Olio .... interactive media
Athena Devlin .... additional researcher
Susan Douglas .... historical consultant
Nancy Farrell .... project administrator
Sharon Grimberg .... series editor
Antonia Hartley .... intern
Cristela Henriquez .... intern
Vicki Gold Levi .... historical researcher
George Lipsitz .... historical consultant
Daphne B. Noyes .... publicist
Hanan Ohayan .... intern
Kathy Peiss .... historical consultant
Sarah Potter .... intern
Tricia Rose .... historical consultant
Vanessa Ruiz Ezersky .... project administrator (as Vanessa Ruiz)
Helen R. Russell .... project administrator
Karen Shatzkin .... legal services
Paul Stekler .... historical consultant
Bill Stokes .... film-to-tape transfer
Rebekah Suggs .... project administrator
Lily Thorne .... additional researcher
Jo Townsen .... additional researcher
John Van Hagen .... business manager
Monica Walters .... researcher
Geoffrey C. Ward .... historical consultant
Susan Ware .... historical consultant
Jenks Whittenberg .... research assistant
David Zani .... intern
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stephen Fitzmeyer  developer
Henry Hampton  creator

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Additional Details

Runtime:
90 min
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Yolande Betbeze, Miss America 1951, states, in a contemporary talking-head interview, that she won the talent competition. The talent competition was actually won by Renee Roy, the only talent winner ever to do stand-up comedy.See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Same "Burnsian" format... but far more entertaining!, 20 January 2002
Author: kberg from St. Paul, Minnesota

We saw this at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival some eight days ago as I write this review. This doc was produced for the American Experience on PBS and the format is the same Ric Burns/Ken Burns style to which we have grown all too accustomed over the years... however, this story has mercifully many more motion picture images and a lot more sass. With expectations of a documentary that covered a pageant from small-town dreams to the crooning of "there she is..." I was relieved they chose a different approach (apparently they shot alot of their own pageant footage but did not use much of it). This is a classic historical doc that tackles serious women's and civil rights issues. Very even-handed without pulling its punches... posing the contradictions of an event that has objectified women yet in some ways has liberated women as sexual beings. The interviews are great and some of the footage they found is laugh out loud funny... Highly recommended.

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