COMMENTARY BY MARK PERIGARD

Miss Universe Gaffe Shows Peril Of Live TV

Miss Universe Pageant Moving To Fox in Dec.

IMG and The Miss Universe Organization announced today that Fox in December will broadcast the Miss Universe pageant, an event that had aired the previous dozen years on NBC.

Panama Also Drops Out Of Miss Universe Pageant

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama is joining several other Latin American nations in dropping out of the Miss Universe pageant in protest over Donald Trump’s comments about immigrants. The Miss Panama Organization and the Telemetro television channel say that this year they won’t participate in or broadcast the Miss Universe contest partly owned by Trump. […]

Mexico’s Televisa Drops Miss Universe

The media giant says its decision comes in the wake of “disrespectful” remarks by Donald Trump that the company says offended the entire Mexican population.

NBC: We Disagree With Donald Trump

The network issued a new statement late Thursday distancing itself from the TV personality and presidential hopeful.