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Palin Pitching A 'TV Docudrama' To Major Networks (about Alaska, not her family)
NY Magazine ^ | 3/3/10 | Josh Duboff

Posted on 03/03/2010 7:48:51 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege

Sarah Palin and reality show producer Marc Burnett have reportedly been shopping around a TV docudrama in Hollywood this week. Disappointingly, the subject will not be Bristol-Levi baby drama, or a look at Palin’s nascent comedy career, but rather… Alaska. One source described the show as a “planet-Earth type look” at the former governor’s home state. Palin and Burnett were seen leaving ABC today, Entertainment Weekly reported, and have met with Fox and CBS execs already. The pair will reportedly talk with NBC Universal TV Chairman Jeff Gaspin tomorrow...

(Excerpt) Read more at nymag.com ...


TOPICS: US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; documentary; findthetrolls; golbalwarming; military; nature; obama; palin; planetearth; sarahpalin; sarahwillsaveus
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1 posted on 03/03/2010 7:48:51 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

In other words, she is still working for her State.


2 posted on 03/03/2010 7:50:11 PM PST by mnehring
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Uhm, that’s not the title of the article.


3 posted on 03/03/2010 7:50:13 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I see..she wants a show to focus on Alaska, kinda like a Survivor Alaska kinda show, now I get it..and people were already freaking out saying she wants to be a reality TV star..another BS rumor put to rest..the only “reality” Sarah wants people to see is Alaska


4 posted on 03/03/2010 7:50:29 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: OldDeckHand

Then the moderator can change it or remove it. I did not want people to think it was a duplicate post, and this article is much clearer than the one you posted about the nature of the docudrama Palin is pitching.


5 posted on 03/03/2010 7:51:34 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege (When I survey the wondrous cross...)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

It sounds fun. There aren’t enough nature shows that deal with North America. It’s always Africa and the Amazon, 24/7. Hell, if they’d had good shows about North American wildlife, I might have kept my tv service. Oh, and this is a good venue for Sarah Palin, as opposed to a presidential run.


6 posted on 03/03/2010 7:53:02 PM PST by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the majority? A: They're complaining about the fillibuster.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

It’s actually a pretty cool idea.


7 posted on 03/03/2010 7:53:33 PM PST by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the majority? A: They're complaining about the fillibuster.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Exactly, but some PDS people on the other thread are already saying that she wants to do her own reality show LOL..people will believe anything nowadays won’t they


8 posted on 03/03/2010 7:53:43 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Huck

Yeah, I would love to watch a show about Alaska, but the other thread made it out like she would be part of a reality TV show, which would be a horrible idea. Glad this is all cleared up. I’d actually love to learn more about Alaska, it looks like a beautiful state to visit, I hope to one day visit there


9 posted on 03/03/2010 7:55:06 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Ohhhh!!! How dumb for these trolls spreading lies about Sarah!


10 posted on 03/03/2010 7:55:11 PM PST by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Thanks for posting this article. The article in the other thread read like it would be a show like the ones that followed Hulk Hogan or Ozzy Osborne.


11 posted on 03/03/2010 8:00:36 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (A good Blue Dog is an unelected Blue Dog. Ditto Rino's!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I’m glad that this info came out like this....Now we know who are real FR people and who are nothing but Palin Haters


12 posted on 03/03/2010 8:00:41 PM PST by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: OldDeckHand

Unless the mod just chaned it, then it is.

“Palin Pitching A ‘TV Docudrama’ To Major Networks”

Read more: Palin Pitching A ‘TV Docudrama’ To Major Networks — Daily Intel http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/03/palin_pitching_a_tv_docudrama.html#ixzz0hB2GV8fy


13 posted on 03/03/2010 8:00:46 PM PST by ansel12 (Social liberal politicians in the GOP are easy for the left to turn, why is that?)
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To: Bigtigermike

Of course, I Knew she would never be interested in doing a reality show..she wants to be President, not another Kate Plus 8, I can understand why she would pitch this idea, make a show about Alaska, its beauty, its culture, its vast history, why the heck not..


14 posted on 03/03/2010 8:01:53 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

it’s about the state she governed, which a lot of people unfairly dismissed as an irrelevant pile of dirt and ice.


15 posted on 03/03/2010 8:04:10 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege (When I survey the wondrous cross...)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

She did say that she could do more outside of Alaska than inside after the Rahm attackers, she is giving back


16 posted on 03/03/2010 8:05:00 PM PST by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege; OldDeckHand; Sarah Barracuda
Oldsourpuss loved showing off his intellect by posting that true expose of the Sarah Palin reality show in his other thread.

His source was impeccable, its fact based journalism was incredibly infallible and true. And for him I'll include my /sarcasm just in case he needs it.

17 posted on 03/03/2010 8:05:06 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

——————> Alaska State Troopers


18 posted on 03/03/2010 8:06:40 PM PST by cranked
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To: Sarah Barracuda
OMG, this woman is smart. This is an end run of the media to in part explain to the “unwashed masses” how the environment and oil/gas exploration can coexist while putting the size of Anwar in context relative to the rest of the state.
19 posted on 03/03/2010 8:07:06 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
OMG, this woman is smart. This is an end run of the media to in part explain to the “unwashed masses” how the environment and oil/gas exploration can coexist while putting the size of Anwar in context relative to the rest of the state.

And it's not the pile of dirt and ice people wanted to dismiss her for governing!

20 posted on 03/03/2010 8:10:00 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege (When I survey the wondrous cross...)
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To: Lakeshark

Freepmail...


21 posted on 03/03/2010 8:10:12 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: OldDeckHand

“Uhm, that’s not the title of the article.”

“Palin Pitching A ‘TV Docudrama’ To Major Networks

Sarah Palin and reality show producer Marc Burnett have reportedly been shopping around a TV docudrama in Hollywood this week. Disappointingly, the subject will not be Bristol-Levi baby drama, or a look at Palin’s nascent comedy career, but rather… Alaska.”

Go boil your bottom.


22 posted on 03/03/2010 8:10:46 PM PST by tumblindice (It was a dark and stormy night to find myself hoisted on my own petard ...)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
TV docudrama sounds much, much better than the earlier post about a reality show.
I hate them reality shows, but then I watch plenty of great documentaries, especially the ones about the wilds of the great outdoors and wild animals.
23 posted on 03/03/2010 8:17:42 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: tumblindice

WOW what a story huh, Sarah wanting a show about ALASKA, but ya know, the roaches come out of the woodwork and try to find a way to trash her..notice these same people weren’t on the thread yesterday about Sarah being on Leno and bringing the house down, nah, they show up with this BS..turns out the OH SO SHOCKING BREAKING NEWS, she wants to pitch a show about Alaska..WOW, someone call Geraldo LOL


24 posted on 03/03/2010 8:19:48 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: OldDeckHand
Uhm, that’s not the title of the article.”

Here, read the link yourself:

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/03/palin_pitching_a_tv_docudrama.html

What does the title say?

25 posted on 03/03/2010 8:21:12 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: SmokingJoe

The moderator changed it.


26 posted on 03/03/2010 8:21:49 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

I think it’s clear by now that she will not be running in ‘12 and maybe never. Reality tv producer is not needed or wanted on a presidential resume. I can’t blame for turning on the money machine to get paid for the insults suffered by her family.

For over a year I’ve thought that SP was the only one on our side who could bring the heat to take down 0bama. But, I think we may need to start looking for someone else. Maybe Ryan or a second look at Jindal - but no Romney or Huckabee.


27 posted on 03/03/2010 8:24:27 PM PST by Lou Budvis
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To: Sarah Barracuda

My sister-in-law and her mother went on an Alaskan cruise last summer. She took LOTS of pictures, and wrote down things about each one, told to them by the tour guides. Awesome beauty, and very unique culture. It is a fascinating place to visit! I want to go someday.


28 posted on 03/03/2010 8:30:06 PM PST by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: Lou Budvis
A documentary about the great outdoors of Alaska sounds good to me. If she includes ANWR and the huge reserves of oil that we have there, which is not being exploited, it can only further her presidential ambitions if she wants to run in 2012.
29 posted on 03/03/2010 8:31:22 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
CondoleezzaProtege wrote: "Then the moderator can change it or remove it. I did not want people to think it was a duplicate post, and this article is much clearer than the one you posted about the nature of the docudrama Palin is pitching."


Rather than leaving your cleanup work for any of the volunteer Moderators as you did in this thread, instead simply copy and paste the published title and do not alter any published title or make up your own title.

However, if you would prefer that we pull this thread that would be much simpler. We will be more than happy to pull this and any of your future threads if you find that copying and pasting published titles is too difficult.

Thanks.

30 posted on 03/03/2010 8:31:43 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: mnehring

Yep, The Lady is loyal.

The PDSers are out in force on another thread on this subject.


31 posted on 03/03/2010 8:33:43 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: Lou Budvis

I can think of one former two-term Conservative President who did rather well despite having a lot of entertainment industry credentials on his resume.

Don’t you think it’s a mite presumptuous to say that “she will not be running in ‘12 and maybe never”.

Fortunately, it’s a free country (yet).


32 posted on 03/03/2010 8:38:40 PM PST by bigbob
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To: gov_bean_ counter; All
... this woman is smart. This is an end run of the media to in part explain to the “unwashed masses” how the environment and oil/gas exploration can coexist while putting the size of Anwar in context relative to the rest of the state.

Finally someone gets it without all the fawning and slobbering over Palin; and this is most likely a two part strategy:

1) She's going to use this Alaska documentary to supplement parts of her book, specifically oil and gas resource development and delivery with effectively zero impact on the environment. This should help sell to the unwashed, the concept of domestic energy independence.

2) Take the revenues from the documentary to fund Conservatives' campaigns, possibly including her own if she decides to run for public office.

If I'm right, it's a very clever plan.

33 posted on 03/03/2010 8:42:36 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Cobra64; OldDeckHand
Pinging oldsourpuss to post #33.

Thanks for the insightful comments Cobra.

34 posted on 03/03/2010 8:48:10 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
Oh my God no!!!! Not a documentary on Alaska. Oh the shame, oh the horror of even the thought of it. Why this show just may show caribou mating, or a salmon being gutted by a fisherman, or worse bears with no pants.
35 posted on 03/03/2010 8:52:27 PM PST by NavyCanDo (Palin 2012 Teleprompter Not Required)
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To: Cobra64

I am loving the idea, I want to learn more about Alaska, and the beauty which is Alaska, she can talk about ANWAR. I think the Hillbuzz guys posted a really get article about why they think this is a masterful idea..kinda ironic that Hillary Clinton supporters get it while others decided to trash Sarah without getting the gist of what she is doing..


You know something, we keep saying how we are going to do everything we can to make sure the MSM, DNC, and RNC don’t do to Sarah Palin what they did to Hillary Clinton…and that we’re going to do everything we can to help Palin. That remains 100% true and will not change.

But, honestly, every day we see clearly this woman might not need our help.

She is doing a REMARKABLE job all her own of beating the MSM, DNC, RNC, and White House at their own games.

Word is Palin is negotiating to get a Reality Adventure Series about Alaska, which would feature her family, traveling around the state, teaching America about our Last Frontier and the Palins themselves.

Palin would control the content, the editing, the production, and the broadcast.

In essense, these would be hourlong campaign commercials where Palin would get to present her brand: Alaska, Family, Nature, Independence, Going Rogue, Loving America.

It is an absolute stroke of pure unadulterated genius that only Sarah Palin could pull off.

A travelogue that’s not really a travelogue, but a free campaign commercial for a candidate who will have an hour a week to show America the sides of herself and her family she wants shown, while captivating the country with the gorgeous scenery of a state most find pure magic.

Genius.

She’s going to define how America sees her.

The show will air in 2011 sometime. Maybe Fall of 2010, so Palin can still be on track to declare her candidacy on February 6th, 2011 as we think she will — which is Ronald Reagan’s birthday.

In other news, there is no interest at all in a Reality Series starring Tim Pawlenty and Mitt Romney, traveling in Minnesota, Utah, Michigan, and Massachusetts, eating cucumber and mayonnaise sandwiches dipped in paste, dunked in skim milk. Pawlenty apparently pitched the idea, or started to, but everyone in the room fell asleep before he could get past his opening joke, which was, of course, about the OJ Simpson trial (since Pawlenty’s humor is always so dated, unfunny, and not relevant to anything that’s currently in the news).

If this deal goes through, wow, it’s incredible.

It blows away anything the MSM did for Dr. Utopia in the leadup to his run. Palin will well-known and well-loved by hundreds of millions once this show hits the air.

Oh, wait, she’s already loved by hundreds of millions now, and she doesn’t even have a show yet.

Go, Sarah, Go!


36 posted on 03/03/2010 8:57:06 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

You can’t tell some people that....They have run off to tell MSM types that Sarah is a gun toting hillbilly doing a Reality TV SHOW!! It’s a good idea

Oh NOEZ! A docudrama about Alaska? It’s Terrible!


37 posted on 03/03/2010 9:02:44 PM PST by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: SmokingJoe; tumblindice; ansel12; Sarah Barracuda; OldDeckHand; CondoleezzaProtege

OldDeckHand was right about the title and also right to mention it on the thread. We replaced CondoleezzaProtege’s made up title with the published title as is explained here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2463725/posts?page=30#30


38 posted on 03/03/2010 9:02:53 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Bigtigermike

Yeah, heaven forbid, a documentary about Alaska, the HORROR..God forbid we actually learn something about Alaska, I think this is a wonderful idea, at first, I can admit, when I read “Sarah Palin reality star” I was like WTF, no way, because if she wants to be a reality star no way does she want to be President, and it would make no sense since she is constantly getting briefings from foreign policy people everyday, and she has even said that she would run for President if it was right for her and her family, so the reality star idea made no sense, now I understand what she is doing, a docudrama about Alaska, I think its a spectacular idea, I just don’t get why she didn’t go to Fox with this idea, she works for them, they would have loved it, but I guess since Burnett works for CBS she decided to go to him


39 posted on 03/03/2010 9:06:43 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I bet 95% are romney supporters.


40 posted on 03/03/2010 10:04:48 PM PST by JApost
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
One source described the show as a “planet-Earth type look” at the former governor’s home state.

This doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Planet Earth was a documentary series, not a "docudrama". "Docudramas" have actors and, often, fictitious stories - they're just shot in the style of a documentary. Planet Earth, on the other hand, was an actual documentary.

Which one is this show going to be?
41 posted on 03/03/2010 10:32:20 PM PST by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

This article is simply linking back to the HI article, which seems to confirm (”sequel to Commander-in-Chief”) the involvement of Palin and her family. It also links back to the Oscar swag story.


42 posted on 03/03/2010 11:47:09 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Cobra64
Don't stop with oil/gas she basically has a blank canvass to pick and choose what she wants to highlight. Small town AK? check. Rugged individualism? check Native populations? check. how the government can work for the people? check. Infrastructure building? check.

history of the Seward's folly? check

Klondike goldrush? check.....the Federal parks, the state parks, the timber industry, the miners check check check

this will be an hourlong wonderland visit with little germs of Palin’s worldview thrown in. It is a masterstroke.

How the industry and environment can coexist. how big the world really is. etc etc

43 posted on 03/04/2010 12:00:18 AM PST by unseen1
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To: Sarah Barracuda

because she wants to broaden her support. she has the FOX viewers. Now she needs to reachout to the network viewers. It is how you go from 46% to 52%


44 posted on 03/04/2010 12:02:38 AM PST by unseen1
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To: unseen1
I finished her book about two weeks ago, and I totally agree with you.

One hour won't be enough time to get through what she has to offer.

45 posted on 03/04/2010 12:28:07 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: Admin Moderator; OldDeckHand; Jim Robinson
I did not want people to think it was a duplicate post, and this article is much clearer than the one you posted about the nature of the docudrama Palin is pitching."

I was not sure how stringent the policies regarding titles were, particularly for excerpted articles as I've noticed freepers being liberal with some headlines in the past and adding taglines like "Barf Alert" (which I've never done.) I was simply telling OldDeckHand that if there is a problem, I'll heed the instructions of the moderator and someone ended up adjusting the title after all and it is perfect!

The other thread you've chosen to headline the front page news of this forum is only feeding the rumor mill the mainstream media creates in its efforts to undermine a patriot like Governor Palin into the unthreatening reality show caricature of their hopes and dreams. It is a misleading title that will perpetuate lies and further degrade the image and credibility of the conservative movement as a whole. Sure, it's people's responsibility to get the details--but there's no denying that snippit headlines like "Palin Shops Reality Show" has a subconscious impact in affecting our idea of who she is and take away from the credibility she's garnered as a strong voice for our beliefs, with substantive ideas about the issues affecting our day.

Plus I am sure many surfers of this site who depend on it for news and only have time to read the headlines, and it's not like the other thread's content really clarifies things either.

46 posted on 03/04/2010 1:53:09 AM PST by CondoleezzaProtege (When I survey the wondrous cross...)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

They just want the attention off of how well she did on the Tonight Show. Even if Palin never were to run for President, I trust her judgment enough to know she would NEVER agree to a “reality show” in the way that most people think of it.


47 posted on 03/04/2010 2:28:20 AM PST by CondoleezzaProtege (When I survey the wondrous cross...)
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To: SmokingJoe
I hate them reality shows, but then I watch plenty of great documentaries, especially the ones about the wilds of the great outdoors and wild animals.

Those are not docudramas.

48 posted on 03/04/2010 5:20:33 AM PST by drubyfive
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To: drubyfive
Sarah Palin Meeting With Networks Over Alaska Documentary

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2463976/posts

49 posted on 03/04/2010 7:59:01 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: Cobra64
It appears that Governor Palin is emulating THIS GUY:

From www.coopersjd.com:

Death Valley Days is a long-running American radio and television anthology about true stories of the old American West, particularly the Death Valley area.

It was created in 1930 by Ruth Woodman and ran on radio until 1945. It ran from 1952 to 1975 as a syndicated television series.

The 558 television stories, which had different actors, were introduced by a host. The longest-running was "The Old Ranger" from 1952-1965, played by Stanley Andrews...

-- snip --

... Following the departure of Andrews, Ronald Reagan became the host.

-- snip --

...Death Valley Days is, judging from sheer number of episodes broadcast, by far the most successful syndicated television Western, the most successful television Western ever in the half-hour format, and arguably the most successful syndication of any genre in the history of the U.S. television market (Baywatch had a larger international market among U.S.-produced syndicated programs).

Presented by:
Stanley Andrews (1952-1965)
Ronald Reagan (1965-1966)
Robert Taylor (1966-1969)
Dale Robertson (1969-1972)

50 posted on 03/04/2010 11:56:35 AM PST by RonDog
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