No-brainer suggestion: The first call I’d make if I ran the Miss America Pageant would be to Mark Burnett. This seems so obvious, I guess the organizers of the event would rather it go away than to do what it needs to do to survive: become entertaining. I’d make Miss America a multi-part series lasting the entire summer and end it on Labor Day weekend. You’ve got 50+ state rounds and countless local ones. Surely there’s some drama in how someone becomes “Miss Congeniality.” What a waste of a category-defining brand.