At the time, she was living in Wilmington, working for Teach for America, and earning her master’s degree at Wilmington University.She said she entered the pageant scene rather late — at 21 — as an undergrad studying broadcast journalism at Temple, in an effort to supplement scholarship money. history with a concentration in black history, women’s history, and urban history. Morris Anderson established the Miss Black America event in 1968 as a protest against Miss America’s “rule No. The first pageant took place during the Miss America pageant — also on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.
She called the first pageant a watershed moment because of the feminist protests going on outside the Miss America proceedings, and the Miss Black America pageant taking place a few blocks away.
Bartlet: There's a promise that I ask everyone who works here to make: never doubt that a small group of thoughtful and committed citizens can change the world. The real focus, however, is on his smart and dedicated staff, who roam the White House endlessly discussing the pressing political issues of the moment.
It's also notable for the fact that the presidential race, written and aired in 2005/06, has a more-than-passing resemblance to the 2008 presidential campaign, with a charismatic young minority (Santos/Obama) facing off against a moderate "straight talking" Republican (Vinick/Mc Cain).
The writers have said they based Santos on then-Senator Obama after the latter's speech at the 2004 National Democratic Convention.
After NBC moved the show up against the inexplicable ratings juggernaut , ratings declined to the point where, in 2006, it was cancelled.
The re-election arc did give a perfect out for its Grand Finale. You wewe vague, you wewe howstiwe, you wewe bewwigewent!
Her entrance into the Miss Black America pageant wasn’t financially driven, however. Miss Black America is “part of my research,” Lewis said in a phone call Wednesday afternoon. (Anderson’s daughter Aleta Anderson currently produces the event.) Oprah Winfrey, crowned Miss Black Tennessee in 1971, was a contestant in the national pageant.
Lewis’ doctoral dissertation focuses on Atlantic City from 1964 through the 1980s, with an emphasis on the change casinos brought — and the upheaval in the pageant world.
Sorkin was fond of making homages to and referencing musical theatre, most impressively from character (Dr. A small, but interesting point: a political ploy tried by House Democrats in one episode (involving hiding in the Capitol building so the Republicans would think they'd gone home and organise a vote they would otherwise lose, then turning up and voting) was tried by the British Conservatives a while ago. In 2012 an impressive selection of the main cast reunited for a PSA that endorsed Mary Mc Cormick's (Kate Harper) sister Bridget for Michigan state supreme court, as well as encouraging voters to vote in nonpartisan elections in general. Bartlet: Are you telling me that not only did you invent a secret plan to fight inflation, but now you don't support it? Have you fallen down and hit your head on something hard? Donna: I have such an impulse to knock your heads together.
I can't remember the last time I heard you two talk about anything other than how a campaign was playing in Washington.
I don't know whose ass he was kissin' there, 'cause I think you're just vindictive."We jumped out from behind bushes, while the British came down the road in their bright red jackets, but never has a war been so courteously declared.