Girls with Disabilities are Given a Chance to Shine
New York Times
Miss You Can Do It (HBO, 9pm),
a sweet documentary Monday night on HBO, looks at a completely
different effort to celebrate achievement and boost self-esteem: a
pageant in Kewanee, Ill., in which girls compete in categories
reminiscent of the Miss America event.
The annual pageant was founded by Abbey Curran,
who has cerebral palsy. Her story alone would make a compelling
documentary: in November 2007 she was crowned Miss Iowa USA, and she
went on to compete in the Miss USA pageant.