Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Goodbye, 'scholarship pageant'

The Junior Miss pageant, an annual staple in Mobile for almost 50 years, will end this summer due to financial problems and falling participation. Those excuses are all well and good, but Mobile Mayor Michael Dow has pegged reality television as the real culprit: "It's almost like if you can't eat bugs or take your clothes off, you have nothing from the standpoint of ratings."

2 Comments:

Blogger Nicholas Roussos said...

Reality TV is an easy out. I've seen some of the television productions this show has put on. One year, I thought the camera man was either drunk or asleep because he was all over the place.

The reality is that this program offers very, very little. There are a million other paegents that are bigger and better done.

8:24 AM  
Blogger Susan of LocalTint said...

"It's almost like if you can't eat bugs or take your clothes off, you have nothing from the standpoint of ratings."

Dow continued, "and since our contestants don't eat bugs..."

11:51 AM  

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