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Monday
Jan102011

Sarah Palin 2012? Reality Show Over, Report Says

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It appears that this Sunday's two-hour season finale of Sarah Palin's Alaska will actually be a series finale, according to Entertainment Weekly.

EW.com reports that the show's producer, Mark Burnett, has no plans to return to Wasilla to shoot with Palin for another season of the TLC show, which has some wondering what this means for a potential 2012 presidential bid for Palin. If the 2008 vice presidential candidate were to do another season while officially running for president, TLC would have to offer her rivals equal on-air time.

The show, which premiered to five million viewers Nov. 14 with an episode entitled "Mama Grizzly," was intended to bring "the wonder and majesty of Alaska to all Americans," according to the former Alaska governor.

Over its seven-week run, the series brought in a respectable average of 3.2 million viewers. 

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Sunday
Dec052010

Sarah Palin Takes Aim at 'Anti-Hunting Hypocrisy'

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In Sunday night’s episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska, the former governor showcases the Alaska tundra while caribou hunting with her father. Beyond proving she’s a great shot, the episode is giving Palin an opportunity to “proudly” take aim at “anti-hunting hypocrisy.”

“Tonight's hunting episode of Sarah Palin's Alaska ‘controversial’? Really?” Palin posted on Facebook and Twitter. “Unless you've never worn leather shoes, sat upon a leather couch or eaten a piece of meat, save your condemnation of tonight's episode. I remain proudly intolerant of anti-hunting hypocrisy. :)”

Palin’s pro-hunting posts began on Friday when she urged fans to tune in to “see how we fill our freezers and feed our families with home-grown tundra-roaming Alaskan wild game. We'll show you how Alaskans hunt. As my friend Sue says, ‘the tundra is the type of landscape that will make a man out of anybody.’ And, PETA...” she wrote on Facebook.

The 2008 vice presidential nominee explains, “in many remotes areas of Alaska there’s no grocery store nearby. It’s 4 or 500 miles away. We’re down to just five moose packages, three caribou packages... It’s time to get out there and go caribou huntin’.”

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Sunday
Nov142010

'Sarah Palin's Alaska': TV Series or Campaign Ad?

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Sarah Palin's latest endeavor is less John and Sarah, and more “Jon and Kate.” The former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate is following in the footsteps of the Kardashians, and her oldest daughter, Bristol, who this season appears on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Proving once again she's a maverick, Palin is turning a new leaf – starring in her own eight-part series, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, which premieres Sunday on TLC.

"I think that she believes that as long as her fame is increasing, that can be translated and poured into a political campaign,” said Stephen Mansfield, author of "The Faith and Values of Sarah Palin."  He thinks the show is inconsistent with the image Palin wants to project.
 
“I think that it's actually going to give her more to overcome than it is going to help her,” he said. “Of what I've seen of the show, she's not looking very presidential. She's running around in shorts, she's chopping up fish."

"I'd rather being doing this than in some dumpy old political office," Palin says in a promotional clip.

“She's gone in a different direction than I had expected,” Mansfield told ABC News, “and I'm not sure it's going to work for her."

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