She accepted the apology, and unfortunately did not scream, "It's 30 years too late."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEhgo5UC-zg

Last night was the Miss America Pageant, which somehow still exists. And Vanessa Williams, who was named the first black Miss America in 1983 before later being forced to resign after nude photos surfaced, finally got an apology. Miss America CEO Sam Haskell said:

You have lived your life in grace and dignity and never was it more evident than during the events of 1984 when you resigned. Though none of us currently in the organization were involved then, on behalf of today’s organization, I want to apologize to you and to your mother, Miss Helen Williams. I want to apologize for anything that was said or done that made you feel any less than the Miss America you are and the Miss America you always will be.

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He would seem more into the apology if he didn't spend such a big portion of it defensively pointing out that no one currently in the organization was involved then, but it's definitely a "sorry." Now let's see him do a talent.

Sources: Gawker