ABC announced today that the upcoming Miss America pageant “marks the dawning of a new day for the Miss America Organization.”
This year’s program, “The 2019 Miss America Competition,” will air live on ABC on Sunday, Sept. 9, 9-11 p.m. ET, from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.
“This year’s show will highlight women from all walks of life who are advancing the message of female empowerment through their efforts in the areas of scholarship, talent and social impact,” ABC says in the announcement. “Now with a historic, all-female leadership team paving the way for both the Miss America Organization and the Miss America Foundation, a new era of progressiveness, inclusiveness and empowerment has begun.”