March 25, 2010

'Sarah Palin's Alaska' to air on TLC

Posted: 02:16 PM ET

(CNN) – Former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will appear in a new eight-part documentary series on the TLC network, parent company Discovery Communications said Thursday.

The show, "Sarah Palin's Alaska," will be "about the remarkable Governor Palin and her home state of Alaska," the Discovery statement said. Its executive producer will be Mark Burnett, who previously was executive producer for "Survivor" and "the Apprentice."

"Discovery Communications is so excited to help Sarah Palin tell the story of Alaska, and to have a great documentary filmmaker in Mark Burnett helping to reveal Alaska's powerful beauty as it has never been filmed, and as told by one of the state's proudest daughters," Peter Liguori, chief operating officer of Discovery Communications, said in the statement.

"We are confident 'Sarah Palin's Alaska' will be another compelling television event," said Eileen O'Neill, TLC president and general manager, in the statement.

Discovery Communications did not specify a date for the series premiere.

Mark Burnett Productions previously co-produced "Eco-Challenge" for Discovery Channel from 1996 through 1999, according to the statement. Burnett was quoted in the statement as saying Palin has "a dynamic personality that has captivated millions ... I can't think of anyone more compelling than Sarah Palin to tell the story of Alaska."

Variety reported on Tuesday the former Republican vice presidential nominee will likely nab $1 million an episode for the program.

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Ramses   March 25th, 2010 3:06 pm ET

Clowns are funny, sometimes very funny. When I was a kid, I always used to hang around the Circus just to be with the clowns, their childish acts & they would make me laugh ear to ear. So does Sarah. Don't take her seriously. She is shallow but certainly entitled to make some money for her retirement & go fishing.

Cajazz76:24:8   March 25th, 2010 3:27 pm ET

This will be, at the very least, a diametrically opposed documentary of someone who denies the challenges of the industrial and human effect's on a very sensitive environmental niche.

I am puzzled how Discovery will purport her lack of intellect, yet promote her so-called 'dynamic personality' on their program and extend to its viewer's a sense of reality. Is this a Discovery or a Disney production..?

Cajazz76:24:8   March 25th, 2010 3:29 pm ET

I am so slow today...I just got it..CUE CARDS...ON THE PALM OF HER HAND.

Kathryn   March 25th, 2010 3:35 pm ET

I can't stand the sight of this hateful racist woman. She and the other violent republicans are the ones adding fuel to the fire of hate to spit on black politicians and terrorise anyone who supports them in and out of Washington.

Why are these terrorsit allowed to walk free?

America's worst enemy is right within its borders!

Kathryn   March 25th, 2010 3:37 pm ET

America's worst enemy is right within its borders!

Palin and the republicans in Washington.

I can't stand the sight of this hateful racist woman. She and the other violent republicans are the ones adding fuel to the fire of hate to spit on black politicians and terrorise anyone who supports them in and out of Washington.

Why are these terrorsit allowed to walk free?

Expat American   March 25th, 2010 3:59 pm ET

If at first you fail – try, try again.

Palin burst on the scene at the GOP Hate Convention claiming she was a pit bull with lipstick in front of a crowd of fat old white racists.

Sadly, merely days later her intellectual limitations and lack of global perspective soon left the pit bull with lipstick resembling more like a whipped government mule.

But she keeps coming back. First, with a book written for those who justify their racial and religious bigotry by hiding behind their Conservative Bastardization of European Christianity and now with a television show highlighting 'her Alaska'.

Oh, and she did have the time in between all of this to resign as governor of ‘her Alaska’ and step into the celebrity boxing ring with her son-in-law over his beefy-beefcake spread.

Sarah ‘Peggy Hill’ Palin is quite an enigma; that is in the same vein as Octomom, the wrinkly, laughable, and ridiculous ‘Real Housewives’, and whatever other reality tv trash is floating around in the toilet.

Theresa   March 25th, 2010 4:02 pm ET

Wouldn't you know it....the gosselins & TLC. Now we have Sarah Palin.. How ironic...the money hungry supposed Christian who spews the most vile,hateful ,racist views. Is this what America wants to represent tnhem. A reality tv performer...I think that's at the top of the list for her....ENTERTAINER!!! How sad the state of the US has declined with all these hateful Christian celebrities more in the press than the hardworking politicians. I live in sis ter is an American e-mail to her today was ...What the H–L is going on with your country????? Since history repeats itself...I do hope the '60's DO NOT repeat themselves. Just thinking who died ...JFK,MLK,& Robert Kennedy...goodness that can't happen again or can it?

IKHAN   March 25th, 2010 4:15 pm ET

this has to be the limit of pushing her , a nobody intellectually or in substance, to a spot in our national scheme of things which she would never deserve.
I have often wondered as to the people who really control our media unseen & unheard and their agenda.
Are they for America & Americans?

A. Smith, Oregon   March 25th, 2010 4:17 pm ET

Placing a sniper scope bullseye on the RESIDENTS of Democratic Law makers across America that Palin disagrees with is totally out of bounds. It directly implies a directive to murder those people in their homes.

Palin's mindset reminds me of Christian clergy and their rabid followers that go out and murder abortion doctors and bomb abortion clinics.

No wonder John McCain chose her for his running mate. She speaks what John McCain secretly believes himself, two peas in a pod. And both in my opinion are a utter waste of the air they breathe.

Ann-Virginia   March 25th, 2010 5:43 pm ET

TLC will lose viewers over this.They really should re-consider.No serious person would lower themselves to watch anything Sarah Palin appears in.She is,besides being a blithering idiot,a political terriorist & a serious dander to everything Americans hold dear.TLC,along with the Discovery channel,should be ashamed of themselves for wasting Americas time on this bimbo.

Chere   March 25th, 2010 5:47 pm ET

Good for Sarah Palin. At least she's earning a living without becoming a lobbyist hated by so many on the left.

@A. Smith,
As for her connection to the bullseye, we only have ourselves to blame for that. Everyone had to make a joke of the fact that she liked to hunt so she played along with it. It's really a stretch to suggest anything other than her pointing out districts where incumbents might be in trouble, thus should be targeted heavily by opposition.
There is so much hatred on LKL blog, it's rather sad. It's particularly sad to think that any foreigners who read it believe it represents the majority of Americans.

Kathryn   March 25th, 2010 5:53 pm ET

Palin need to tell her teens NOT to load up!

Loading up in her house under her nose was the result of a baby caught in the middle of a scandalous drama!

Palin has no principles. She and the rest of the publicans use the church especially the black church to get votes but they are hateful!

Kathryn   March 25th, 2010 5:54 pm ET

this has not happened since the signing of the bill to abolish slavery!

Reminds some of us of when we were the black child in school and if any pale skinned child speak to us they would be treated with as much hate and violence.

They spat on black people on the street before. This has happened before!

Obama is now the black child in school. This is not about healthcare, it is blatant hate and violence because the republicans who use black churches to get votes resent a black man being president!

Kathryn   March 25th, 2010 5:57 pm ET

Sarah Palin need to tell her teen NOT to "load up" until she grows up!

Loading up in her house, under her nose was the result of a baby caught in the middle of a scandalous drama!

Palin has no principles.

She and the rest of the "Publicans" use the church especially the black church to get votes during elections but they are hateful!

Hugh in California   March 25th, 2010 6:29 pm ET

You are so conservatively from the right there does not seem to be any comments you make without trying to label liberals or democrats on the side that is hateful, when the most vile, inflammatory hateful remarks and violent actions are being made by those from the extremist right! Attempting to shift the blame to the opposition with gentle persuasion does not necessarily make it true.

I seriously doubt that many foreigners would be dismayed by the fact that the majority of Americans do not trust in Sarah Palin or believe she is qualified to hold high office, and most foreigners are probably overjoyed to hear it.

When she tells the story about Alaska, Sarah Palin should mention the fact that she decided to abandon the office she was elected to by the voters in her own home state, then quickly sign a lucrative contract to be a spoken person for the FOX News Channel!

Gerald Jolly   March 25th, 2010 6:41 pm ET

Sarah, moving back to Alaska??

Will she be missed.


mcmargie   March 25th, 2010 7:07 pm ET

Former Governor and quitter Sarah Palin will just give actress and comedian Tina Fey more "SNL" (Saturday Night Live) material!!!

Kathryn   March 25th, 2010 7:51 pm ET

This is not about healthcare. It is about blatant hate and racism! Republicans refuse to work with the president because he is black. Ever seen this before? Nope!

Palin is a terrorist! Americas worst enemy is not in Iraq or Afghan. It is right here in America – Washington and Alaska.

Cajazz76:24:8   March 25th, 2010 7:56 pm ET


I see exactly what your saying..we set Sarah Palin up to imply the assassination of incumbent office holders in lieu of installing the party of the rich and racist.

Now you want me to clarify that statement...well, it's history...during the Eisenhower administration any and all efforts to give long overdue equal/civil rights were denied to the people of color in this country and, of course, you won't deny who the tax breaks were really for would you?

All this hatred you see with your 20/20 view of right-wing idealistic favoritism, does very little to make anyone feel complicit with your views.

Your dear Sarah is showing what her true makeup contains..the harlot of the almighty dollar with lips glossed in ignorance, just as her God intended her to be.

So back to your criticism of A.Smith's statement, imagine her as your president being chided to put her tacky fingers on that rosy red button that would start the world into a downward spiral of non existence.

I think your idle political diety is much better suited being the derriere of the moniker of the Democratic party pretending she is a true spokesperson for what is right or just...she has no clue..but she has those palm pilot cues..

Chere   March 25th, 2010 8:11 pm ET

@Hugh in California,
No I am not that conservative; liberal on some fronts so I am a centrist or independent as I have voted for people in both parties. I think, Hugh, you would have to admit the blog is far left. We have Kathryn who keeps working overtime to make everyone racist with her comments. I am black and really don't understand that. And we can't even talk about diet and nutrition without A. Smith once again blaming it on the Bush administration. Sometimes one would think that's the only administration we ever had prior to the current one. And really what is the point of posting anything on LKL website about Palin. LKL knows how people feel; just wants to be sure they're still there I guess.

I don't believe I would vote for Palin for public office but she's still entitled to her political views as we all are. Again, we started all the fuss about her hunting and using guns. We would not have done that had she been a man.

And then we have people blogging that continually trash people for any religious beliefs that they have. One would think they're not even allowed that. Those criticizing them would say they just don't like having the religion imposed on them; yet they impose their severe positions daily.

You are partially right. Actually it is both the far right and the far left that are poisonous for the country.

It would be nice for some topics to be addressed without making them political, obesity being one of them.

Good evening.

Joe G. (Illinois)   March 25th, 2010 8:45 pm ET

I'll say...
Better this than distracting Obama from being his own worst enemy..!

Let the Majority who elected him enjoy and savor all those jobs he created for them (With his prior “Historical” bill signing.)

Dodie   March 25th, 2010 8:47 pm ET

For Sara “arial shooter” Palin now to be viewed on TLC Sounds to me as though TLC is really hard up for some entertainment. Between Kate + 8 and Octomom, I have given up any and all hope for TLC. They have moved from once an educational program into the Tabloid venue. Such a waste of TV time.

Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   March 25th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

@A Smith and @Gerald Jolly.

You are right there.
She's egging the people to use threat against Democrats.
It's shameful for th world to see the world's freest nation resorting to vandalising the homes of Demorats Reps..
Looks like they are resorting to terrorism as is happening in Afganistan and Pakisan.
America do not need Muslim terrorists to do you in.
GOP can do better.

Elayne   March 25th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

Well I guess we do not have to tune it to her show...however she does make one laugh....its what one may call cheap entertainment....can take bets on which week she decides to quit!! I just cannot ever imagine her running the country!!

jack   March 26th, 2010 12:14 am ET

McCain deserves to lose his election in AZ if for no reason simply because he brought this extremist into the limelight to inspire hate and tea party dumb speak. Why she is so popular with certain people is beyond me, I think she picked up on their code of intolerance , and has become very wealthy from using it to inspire her mob.

jack   March 26th, 2010 12:22 am ET

A. Michael Smith can hardly stress too much the terrible effects of the bush administration. In recent, times, I would nominate the reagan administration as the 2nd worst.

jack   March 26th, 2010 1:01 am ET

@Arine Ward...Yes, I suppose it may be an automatic process where it takes words out of context. I do not think they would remove posts for political content, since I have seen lots of different opinions here. It is just rather frustrating to take the time to write something and then having it removed. But I will have to accept it. In the bigger picture, it hardly matters, I guess.

jack   March 26th, 2010 1:03 am ET

@Arine Ward...Since your post has the word, we will test your theory. lol

Arine Ward   March 26th, 2010 1:14 am ET

lol Yes Jack 🙂
I think its the word and not the content 🙂
Mine is outtta there too 🙂

Ted   March 26th, 2010 9:11 am ET

I do not approve of Sarah Palin, I wish she would just fade away, go back to Alaska and watch the Russian shores from there. She could also go back to the fifth grade to brush up on subject she did not learn the first time.

However I constantly read blogs blaming her for resigning as Governor of Alaska to make money!
We must be fair, how many of us would not change jobs when the new offer brings ten times more dineros?
Besides, she did the state a great favour by leaving.

Gerald Jolly   March 26th, 2010 9:15 am ET

What can be made of Sarah Palin.

A 46 year old grandmother, that forgot to tell her daughters that sex can lead tp pregancy.

A person that can see Russia, from her front porch.

A person that believes killing wild animals is O.K. even if some of those animals are endangered "POLAR BEARS"

A person that knowingly allowed her 16 year old daughter to have her boyfriend sleeo over.

A person that is a quiter "GOVERNOR OF ALASKA"

A person that does not know what magazines or newspapers she reads.

Unquestionably the perfect person to head up a program on TLC


DR GARY   March 26th, 2010 9:34 am ET


DR GARY   March 26th, 2010 9:38 am ET


Expat American   March 26th, 2010 10:12 am ET

Peggy Hill Palin resigned as the Governor of Alaska. While she no longer has any political clout, she has placed herself in a strategic position where she is now able to spew endless mindless rhetoric while not being constrained to intellectual discourse or facts for that matter; and if violence does occur against those who she does not deem as ‘Real Americans’, she also has the liberty to wink and deny any responsibility.

It was funny when, during one of her book signings, many of her supporters were asked on the news why in fact, they liked Palin. The responses generally consisted of empty statements like: “She stands up for America”. Okay. Who exactly is she standing up to, on behalf ‘of America’ and is their name written on a cue card?

During the 2008 campaign, global news sources were at many of Palin’s rallies, and her extremist support base was caught on film. All they were successful in doing was embarrassing themselves to no end; because abroad, ‘Palin’s Real Americans’ were the subject of ridicule and mockery. Thanks to real time news!

kathe   March 26th, 2010 12:58 pm ET


Hugh in California   March 26th, 2010 1:34 pm ET

@ Dr. Gary,
I'm allergic to bull crap, so stop throwing YOUR crap around, you're giving a lot of us the hives - Doctor!

Cajazz76:24:8   March 26th, 2010 2:19 pm ET

I cannot find a better place to announce that, in less than one hour from now, the likeness of Sarah Palin, who knows what is real about this creature, will share a stage in Prescott. AZ. to help bolster the campaign of John McCain, for what may be his last hurrah in the Senate.

He is currently leading in the polls against J.D. Hayworth, but by the fall he may be about as viable in his re-election bid than a snowball in the Sonoran Desert. He has moved farther to the right since he did a 180 degree flip-flop in the bank bail-outs.

McCain, you and Palin deserve each other, probably in so many more ways than anyone can imagine.

Cajazz76:24:8   March 26th, 2010 2:35 pm ET

D.R. Gary

I like you, because when we throw your crap back at you, you sandwich it.

Donald L Allen   March 26th, 2010 4:16 pm ET

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Gerald Jolly   March 26th, 2010 5:38 pm ET


Dont tell me that Sarah and John are going to renew their unpublic affair.

Can John withstand the pressure.???

How does Sarah's want-to-be- husband feel about this???

Will Sarah be bringing her famous MOOSE HAMBURGER for OLD JOHNNY BOY.???

Gerald Jolly   March 26th, 2010 5:40 pm ET

Second time for John McCAin to be shot down in Flames, but now he has a new co-pilot.


Theresa   March 27th, 2010 10:44 pm ET

Oh, please...Ms Palin ...the one who loves her state of Alaska sooo much. Yes,she loves Alaska sooo much that she didn't even finish her 1st term as governor...know why...because someone had already put the buzz of much $$$$$$ in her mind. There is NO WAY Ms Palin would be doing any reality show from the goodness of her heart to educate the public about her BEAUTIFUL, she's doing it because she's making a fair buck. She's out for that almighty goodness that good Christian mother who is never home anymore has to be able to afford the BEST nanny for her 2 youngins since mom isn't minding the store!!!!

luckybee   March 30th, 2010 8:48 am ET

What is wrong with George .W Bush?He answered the attack of Al Qaida, and return the war from our world back to the moslim world. I think God is with him. In all his wars (Afghanistan and Iraq) all together he lost least soldiers as in 1 battle of Iwo Jima; As I can remember it was lead bij Rooseveld a Demokrat, and later bij Truman also a demokrat.Fanny May and Freddy Mack wasn;t a creation of Billy Clinton,that they have to give a loan to everybody also those, whoe has no money and can't pay back? Bush was bussy fighting the war against the islam; he cant think of everything?I think he has to attack Mekkah and Medina; I am sure whe get rid of the islam ever and for allways if he did that.May be Sarah Palin will.

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