Miss America pageant inks 3-year TV deal with ABC

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Miss America organization has agreed to a new three-year broadcast deal with ABC.

The deal announced Monday between the organization and Dick Clark Productions will keep the pageant on ABC through 2018.

The pageant is televised from Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall each September.

The Miss America pageant began in Atlantic City in 1921 as a way to extend the summer tourist season for a week after Labor Day. It moved to Las Vegas for six years before returning to Atlantic City in 2013.