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Exclusive First Look: Sarah Palin's Alaska
Townhall ^ | November 13, 2010 | Katie Pavlich, Assistant Editor

Posted on 11/13/2010 10:36:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

When we think of reality show, we think trashy housewives and serial dating, but this is not your typical reality show. Instead, Sarah Palin's Alaska is a unique look into faith, family, love, strong American values and the natural beauty Alaska has to offer.

“It really goes into the life of Sarah Palin not the politics of it,” Roxy Stahl from Motive Entertainment tells Townhall, adding that the show is designed to be a documentary rather than a reality series, showcasing the great outdoors.

During the course of the series, viewers will get to know Todd Palin’s grandmother Lena, an Alaska Eskimo who has passed on native traditions, such as harvesting salmon, to her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Quite an impressive family history.

“TLC is interested in creating more family friendly shows and more shows on the inspirational side,” Stahl says.

In the premiere episode, members of the Palin family are seen fishing in bear country and scaling a snowy mountain pass in Alaska’s famous Denali National Park.

Overall, this is an opportunity for viewers to see Sarah Palin for who she really is personally, as a wife, mother and career woman, without the media spin machine distorting her image or the distraction of being surrounded by political hoopla.

You can check out an exclusive preview in the clips below.

(VIDEOS AT LINK)


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; nature; obama; palin; realitytv; sarahpalin; sarahpalinsalaska; television; tlc
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I'm betting this will drive many leftists over the edge, while getting many Independents, PUMAs, Conservatives and Reagan Democrats to take a fresh look at Governor Palin.
1 posted on 11/13/2010 10:36:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a welcome relief from Kate and Eight.


2 posted on 11/13/2010 10:40:23 PM PST by Slyfox
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am SO excited to see this show. This show is going to surprise a lot of people. The ones who think this is a reality show are going to be very surprised to find out that all of the media BS was just that, BS


3 posted on 11/13/2010 10:47:17 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, and the reason why leftists don’t want people to see this show is for the reason you just outlined, that this will help her with independents and Reagan Democrats


4 posted on 11/13/2010 10:48:03 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I’m betting this will drive many leftists over the edge, while getting many Independents, PUMAs, Conservatives and Reagan Democrats to take a fresh look at Governor Palin. “

I’m also a Palin skeptic who is interested in this show to get a better picture of where she is coming from.


5 posted on 11/13/2010 10:50:50 PM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This such a good break for conservatives, we used to get so few beneficial penetrations of the popular culture, this 8 part series on Alaska will probably do very well, and will get some DVD sales, even public libraries will purchase a set like this, especially if we all ask for it.


6 posted on 11/13/2010 10:51:23 PM PST by ansel12 (Mitt Romney supporter, and anti-tea party figure, Eric Cantor, won this battle.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My family .... and many in my circle of friends (lib and conservatives alike) are waiting for this show.

WE WANT TO SEE ALASKA INSIDE OUR LIVING ROOM.

[My moderate friends are beginning to really like her, after her recent “fight against the Fed”.

Good luck, Mrs. Palin!


7 posted on 11/13/2010 10:51:23 PM PST by convertedtoreason ( Nature tells us to take a LIBERTARIAN CONSERVATIVE stance.)
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To: Slyfox

The environazis hate hate hate Discovery/TLC for all these shows that promote large families and babies. The fact that Palin has 5 kids is enough to drive the ZPG’ers crazy.


8 posted on 11/13/2010 10:54:05 PM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The media spin machine is already in overdrive and it began with the odious rove who can go to hell for all I care.


9 posted on 11/13/2010 11:04:45 PM PST by Carley (WE SAW NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: convertedtoreason

I have never been to Alaska so this is the next best thing for me. I can’t wait to see this show!


10 posted on 11/13/2010 11:05:29 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ansel12
we used to get so few beneficial penetrations of the popular culture

I must be the only person on FR who is disturbed by all of the talk of wholsome Alaska lifestyle that involves underage sex, illigitimate birth, and drug dealing inlaws. Americans love their myths.

11 posted on 11/13/2010 11:09:30 PM PST by HospiceNurse
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To: HospiceNurse

I had no idea that is what the show was about. They are really going to be showing undeage sex and drug dealing??

Wow!!!!

I’m sure your family is perfect.


12 posted on 11/13/2010 11:13:29 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I have only been on an Alaskan cruise and absolutely LOVED it! Some of the cruises have a side trip to Denali but mine was just an Inside Passage cruise. I would love to go again or rent a place up there in the summer for a week or two. It is gorgeous! I have her show set for a series recording.


13 posted on 11/13/2010 11:20:13 PM PST by GnuHere
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

From what I’ve seen and read about this show, it is going to be a political gold mine for Sarah Palin. If she does well in the debates, say hello to the 45th President of the United States. No one is going to beat this with all the MSM and money in the world.


14 posted on 11/13/2010 11:25:26 PM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: HospiceNurse

Sarah Palin doesn’t have a daughter who is pro-abortion and posed nude for Playboy unlike say...Ronald Reagan’s daughter.
Michael Reagan was probably the only conservative in the family and he was adopted.


15 posted on 11/13/2010 11:33:45 PM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: HospiceNurse

I hear they went from free Pizza Uno down to CiCi’s and now no pizza at all and now they want you guys to blog out of Starbuck’s or Mom’s basement. Any truth to that?


16 posted on 11/13/2010 11:38:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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>> trashy housewives and serial dating...

“I know a lot of whores, and your mom is no whore.”

Contrast shouldn’t be associative.


17 posted on 11/13/2010 11:46:02 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: HospiceNurse

Wait a minute, I thought on the last Palin thread you were trolling you said you were leaving FR because of people here liking Sarah Palin, so why in heaven’s name are you still here??????


18 posted on 11/13/2010 11:46:47 PM PST by chae (A wooden stake for Edward, a silver axe for Jacob, and then Buffy went home)
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To: HospiceNurse

Yes it seems so if that is what you think the show is about.
Just give it a watch you might see her and her family in a different light. Afterall she and her family are only human
therefore they are not imune to the pitfalls of life but they dust themselves off and keep going. I for one like her family from what I have seen and they seem like real people


19 posted on 11/13/2010 11:55:23 PM PST by funfan
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To: Sarah Barracuda

We live along the upper Yukon where it comes in from Canada. Shoot caribou when they come through, set nets when salmon show up, had a dog team for a dozen years, and deal with super high prices for everything flown in when Sams in Fairbanks is 12 hour drive & couple flats away; and the road has been closed all year. You’d think I wouldn’t even bother watching, but I wouldn’t miss it on dir tv; she was the best Gov I ever seen up here and sure wish we had her back; no joke either.


20 posted on 11/14/2010 12:05:50 AM PST by Eska
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To: HospiceNurse

You really need to talk to someone, your mind is a little warped.


21 posted on 11/14/2010 12:13:37 AM PST by ansel12 (Mitt Romney supporter, and anti-tea party figure, Eric Cantor, won this battle.)
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To: HospiceNurse
Don't forget the mosquitoes...

But I'm with you. I don't think Sarah Palin is the "end-all, be-all" like so many around here. In fact, I've got Palin fatigue...

22 posted on 11/14/2010 12:24:04 AM PST by stormer
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To: funfan

I agree with you about some here giving the show a chance before giving a final opinion. I will be honest with you and thought Bristol was some stupid idiot who was ruining her Mother’s career UNTIL I got to see her in action on Dancing with the Stars and now see her in a very positive light. This show has the opportunity to change some people’s minds about the Palin family. I think overall it will be a good thing for Sarah to do this.


23 posted on 11/14/2010 12:44:06 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: HospiceNurse
"I must be the only person on FR who is disturbed by all of the talk of wholsome Alaska lifestyle that involves underage sex . . ."

It sounds like you're someone who is wound up pretty tight about all this loose Alaskan lifestyle. But, I would bet you are really loose as a goose masquerading as a Puritan.

24 posted on 11/14/2010 12:45:43 AM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: ari-freedom
I’m also a Palin skeptic who is interested in this show to get a better picture of where she is coming from.

I'm not a Palin skeptic and after having read her book, and seen her at rallies, I have immense respect and admiration for her. Regardless, this does not mean that she is my number one choice for President if she were to run for that office.

25 posted on 11/14/2010 1:15:08 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: advance_copy
From what I’ve seen and read about this show, it is going to be a political gold mine for Sarah Palin. If she does well in the debates, say hello to the 45th President of the United States. No one is going to beat this with all the MSM and money in the world.

You're assuming that it will draw a large audience. The libs I know won't even read her book.

26 posted on 11/14/2010 1:21:15 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: HospiceNurse
I must be the only person on FR who is disturbed (don't flatter yourself) by all of the talk of wholsome Alaska lifestyle that involves underage sex, illigitimate birth, and drug dealing inlaws. Americans love their myths.
A Hospice Nurse huh?
I'll bet it's probably a good thing for your patients you don't know some of their history in their last days Nurse Goody Two Shoes.
27 posted on 11/14/2010 1:28:40 AM PST by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairatx movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: Cobra64

I also admire her for many things but I want someone who can actually win in a national election. So far she’s not looking so good as a viable candidate.
I admire Rush and I think he’s more conservative than Palin but I don’t want him to run, either.


28 posted on 11/14/2010 1:45:40 AM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: HospiceNurse
Well, we have a president that admits to snorting cocaine and admits his "mentor" was a Communist pedophile named Frank Marshall Davis. 3 queers have been murdered in his old church and a queer says he had sex with Obama before he was elected. All his friends are gangsters, communists, or terrorists and we figure a terrorist paid his bill in Harvard.

I could go on for about 3 more paragraphs, but you get the idea. Sarah has the same problem most of us have and it's hard to make others do what you want them to do sometimes. What I do know is her daughter didn't kill the baby and is sorry she got mixed up with Levi and Sarah sure didn't have any control over potential inlaws. When Sarah found out her baby had Down's Syndrome, she didn't kill it and that's pretty much all I need to know about her character. 70% of High School students have sex before they graduate and many of them get pregnant. Most of them kill the baby. This isn't the 1950's anymore, so finding that clean cut all American guy scooter may get a little difficult to find now. Your choice would be Obama or Clinton. At least Obama hasn't put rubbers on the Christmas tree yet.

29 posted on 11/14/2010 1:49:43 AM PST by chuckles
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To: napscoordinator

“I will be honest with you and thought Bristol was some stupid idiot who was ruining her Mother’s career UNTIL I got to see her in action on Dancing with the Stars and now see her in a very positive light.”

No, I don’t think there is any question that Bristol is dumber than a pile of rocks. She even admitted that she forgot to vote.


30 posted on 11/14/2010 1:51:40 AM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
"...Martha Stewart Jr.s, there ya go!"

East coast lefties' heads are exploding....

31 posted on 11/14/2010 1:52:48 AM PST by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
"...Martha Stewart Jr.s, there ya go!"

East coast lefties' heads are exploding....

32 posted on 11/14/2010 1:52:56 AM PST by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: Sarah Barracuda; onyx

Will there be a live thread....Is the left coast on delay?


33 posted on 11/14/2010 2:46:00 AM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: HospiceNurse
My mom had me when she was 17, I turned out just fine. We have a wholesome family, I thank God my mom passed away fast, I couldn't imagine her being in the care of a ideologue, judgmental so called hospice nurse as you seem to be!
34 posted on 11/14/2010 2:54:03 AM PST by StayoutdaBushesWay (Why Johnny Ringo, you look like someone just walked over your grave!)
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To: stormer
I don't think Sarah Palin is the "end-all, be-all" like so many around here. In fact, I've got Palin fatigue...
An understandable POV.

I advocate "Draft Palin" as my tagline, but that doesn't signify that I think she's perfect, of or even the best person in America to be president.

My point is that the best person to be president probably is someone you never heard of, and who can't possibly get elected. Because they have a life, and aren't in politics promoting themselves. And that of those that we have heard of, and who could get elected, Palin is near the top - and, I believe, would if nominated run a better campaign than those who might possibly be better in office than she.

IOW, Palin is good enough - and as we saw in '08, the Republican Party is entirely capable of nominating someone who is not good enough. Not good enough as a campaigner, and not good enough as a conservative to make a good president. I think Palin will always be trying to do the right things, and that she's effective at what she tries to do. But then, she has I hope (and believe, from Rogue) she has learned a lot about allowing yourself to be set up for an Alinsky attack . . .

She shouldn't have had to resign - but the people who put her in that bind are probably sorry that they did it. She can take a lesson, but she can give one, too.

35 posted on 11/14/2010 3:16:10 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: StayoutdaBushesWay

I love, love, love your tag line....


36 posted on 11/14/2010 3:19:45 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have some friends who live in Alaska. I am really looking forward to this series.


37 posted on 11/14/2010 3:21:07 AM PST by gattaca (Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit. Ronald Reagan)
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To: stormer

“I’ve got Palin fatigue...”

If that was the truth, you would have skipped this thread. Don’t try to whizz on our legs and tell us it’s raining.

- JP


38 posted on 11/14/2010 3:31:43 AM PST by Josh Painter ("May we always be happy, and may our enemies know it." - Sarah Palin)
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To: The Wizard

Thanks :) one of my favorite movies.


39 posted on 11/14/2010 3:36:39 AM PST by StayoutdaBushesWay (Why Johnny Ringo, you look like someone just walked over your grave!)
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To: Carley

So true. In unison this past week most journalist and commentators are “poo pooing” this as “unpresidential” and “ridiculous”. The name calling is awful.

Good Luck Sarah


40 posted on 11/14/2010 4:38:07 AM PST by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; pissant
I'm betting this will drive many leftists over the edge

You win, and pissant and his fellow travelers, will be right there with them.

I can see being for or against a candidate, but the hatred against Sarah is so visceral that it's way past an abnormal fixation it's become a true phobia.

Sarahphobia, scared spitless of the Momma Griz.

41 posted on 11/14/2010 4:39:28 AM PST by USS Alaska
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I’d rather be here where I’m free rather than in some stuffy political office” Sarah Palin


42 posted on 11/14/2010 4:46:40 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: HospiceNurse

“I must be the only person on FR who is disturbed by all of the talk of wholsome Alaska lifestyle that involves underage sex, illigitimate birth, and drug dealing inlaws. Americans love their myths.”

Americans love their mass media distortions.


43 posted on 11/14/2010 5:09:09 AM PST by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: ari-freedom

“I want someone who can actually win in a national election.”

No matter what he or she does once in office?


44 posted on 11/14/2010 5:13:43 AM PST by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We have a couple of “conservatives” on this forum who are as delusional as Liberals; they are waiting for the perfect candidate for President. Ain’t no such thing.


45 posted on 11/14/2010 5:16:27 AM PST by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: USS Alaska

“Sarahphobia”

Good one (because some of these so called conservatives have a bad case of Saraphobia, too)!


46 posted on 11/14/2010 5:18:31 AM PST by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: HospiceNurse

Alaska is no better nor any worse than the other 49 states. You can find the good and wholesome in addition to the bad and ugly in any of them. There is no “Alaska lifestyle” any more than there is a Pennsylvania lifestyle
or a Utah lifestyle.


47 posted on 11/14/2010 5:19:09 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I marvel at those who cry for a real conservative as candidate for President and then start sniping at the first one who comes along.


48 posted on 11/14/2010 5:19:47 AM PST by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: Cobra64

Why do we concern ourselves about the “libs”? They aren’t going to vote for her anyway, or even watch the show. They’ll be watching Weeds or Going Bad, the druggie show.


49 posted on 11/14/2010 5:27:39 AM PST by gramho12
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To: Slyfox
I think many folks are getting the wrong idea about this series and thinking its mostly about the Palins.

It's not, it's about Alaska and its people and just happens to be hosted by a woman named Sarah Palin.......

50 posted on 11/14/2010 5:35:51 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (There's only one cure for Obamarrhea......)
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