Not Just A Pretty Face

Three programmes about the Miss America pageant and some of the remarkable women who have won the coveted title.

show more detailshow less detail

Episodes

EpisodeTitleFirst
Broadcast
Comments
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970918]

The first of three programmes about the Miss America pageant and some of the remarkable women who have won the coveted title.

1: Breaking the Silence.

Jean Snedegar charts the journey of Marilyn Van Derbur - Miss America 1958, television presenter and public speaker - from tormented incest victim to zealous campaigner for other survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Producer Sally Thompson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970918]

Unknown: Jean Snedegar

Unknown: Marilyn van Derbur

Producer: Sally Thompson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970925]

The second of three programmes about the Miss America pageant and some of the women who have won the coveted title. From Broads to Brains

Jean Snedegar finds that the pageant's organisers had to offer university scholarships as prizes to attract the kind of contestants they craved. Producer Sally Thompson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970925]

Unknown: Jean Snedegar

Producer: Sally Thompson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971002]

The last of three programmes about the Miss America pageant and some of the women who have won the title.

The New Woman. The first major demonstration by the modern wave of feminists in the United States disrupted the 1968 pageant. Jean Snedegar meets three former title-holders who embody many of the aspirations of those protesters. Producer Sally Thompson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971002]
01Breaking The Silence19970918

Jean Snedegar charts the journey of Marilyn Van Der Atler, Miss America 1958, from tormented incest victim to zealous campaigner for other survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

02From Broads To Brains19970925

Jean Snedegar discovers that the pageant only started to attract the kind of contestants its organisers craved when the prizes on offer became university scholarships.

03 LASTThe New Woman19971002

The first major demonstration by the modern wave of feminists in the United States disrupted the 1968 pagent.

Jean Snedegar meets three former title-holders who embody many of the aspirations of those protesters.