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Miss America

Miss North Dakota Cara Mund reacts after being named Miss America in September. For the first time in the pageant's history the two branches of the organization will be lead entirely by women, the group announced Thursday.
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Miss North Dakota Cara Mund reacts after being named Miss America in September. For the first time in the pageant's history the two branches of the organization will be lead entirely by women, the group announced Thursday.

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of Miss America, with this year's competition sharing something in common with 2 of the ladies, soldiers in the US Army. We talk to Miss Idaho, Specialist Ayriss Torres.

Shelley Irwin is the host and producer for The WGVU Morning Show, a newsmagazine talk-show format on the local NPR affiliate Monday through Friday. The show, broadcast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. features a wide variety of local and national newsmakers, plus special features.