Picks and Pans Review: The Miss America Pageant

updated 09/19/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/19/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

NBC (10 p.m.-12 a.m. ET)

Yes, it's time for the annual ritual (see page 90) of major emotions and minor talent. (Please, girls, no meaningful dance interpretations to the theme from Rocky.) Former Miss Americas from the past 50 years, including actresses Lee Meriwether (1955), Mary Ann Mobley (1959) and John Schneider's new wife, Tawny Godin (1976), are present for this year's crowning. Gary Collins hosts the live broadcast from Atlantic City, N.J.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

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