On September 8, 1945, Bess Myerson became the first and only Jewish Miss America. She enjoyed an extensive career in television on such shows as The Big Payoff and I've Got a Secret, and subsequently served as New York's ground-breaking Commissioner of Consumer Affairs and then Cultural Affairs. An ovarian cancer survivor, she sponsors several ovarian cancer support groups. She also sponsors the annual Bess Myerson Campus Journalism Awards, an Anti-Defamation League project to encourage young journalists who promote intergroup harmony on campus. Download and start listening now!