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Sarah Palin to turn her hand to making television documentaries
The Times of London ^ | March 5, 2010 | Tim Reid

Posted on 03/04/2010 9:37:34 PM PST by EveningStar

She may have failed to become America’s vice-president but Sarah Palin’s transformation into a successful public figure has taken a fresh twist, as she tries her hand as a television documentary maker...

Sources close to Mrs Palin yesterday denied initial reports that the putative idea was a reality series featuring her and her family. They said instead that it would be a documentary, which she would produce, about the people, wildlife and geography of the state of which she was governor until quitting abruptly in July last year...

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; burnett; markburnett; palin; reality; sarahpalin
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This might be the 10,000th article on this topic, but WTH, this is FR.
1 posted on 03/04/2010 9:37:34 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Just a little tip, Miz Sarah. Don’t call this Alaska travelogue a “reality show” or you’ll get an audience looking for something quite different from what you have in mind.


2 posted on 03/04/2010 9:47:42 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

She can call it whatever she wants to. The Palindrones will follow her wherever she goes, including off the nearest cliff.


3 posted on 03/04/2010 9:54:16 PM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

Troll


4 posted on 03/04/2010 9:55:48 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

ROFL!


5 posted on 03/04/2010 9:56:30 PM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

This Documentary was actually Mark Burnett’s idea, he is the one that went to Sarah Palin and asked her opinion about it to which she was very excited about the idea of having Alaska be featured in a documentary


6 posted on 03/04/2010 9:57:56 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I really don’t see any problem in this documentary. I’m looking forward to it. Alaska is a beautiful place. My mother was born and raised there.


7 posted on 03/04/2010 10:01:00 PM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

ROFLtroll.


8 posted on 03/04/2010 10:01:41 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I’m a troll because why?


9 posted on 03/04/2010 10:02:42 PM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

because you are.


10 posted on 03/04/2010 10:03:57 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: EveningStar

I’d love to learn more about Alaska. If this documentary actually ends up airing, I would watch it for sure. If Sarah wants to help promote her state, good for her, it would be good for the Alaskan economy, the more people who visit there the better and this would be one way of getting more people to become interested in seeing Alaska and its magnificent beauty. What stuck in my crawl was how some referred to this as a “reality show” I admit, when I first read it yesterday, I was stunned, I could not believe that she would want to be on a reality show, but after reading published reports from Burnett himself, now I understand what this is all about and it sounds like a wonderful idea. I hope it happens


11 posted on 03/04/2010 10:04:40 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I second that


12 posted on 03/04/2010 10:06:06 PM PST by joshua1222 ("the flowers of tommorow are the seeds of today" so dont let the government plant poppy seeds today.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

This moniker might have been pushed on her effort by a completely hostile pressdroid who knows people are going to think about Bristol and Levi.


13 posted on 03/04/2010 10:09:27 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Not all reality shows are purely voyeuristic. Some can also be informative.

If this happens, it will probably be a short term series - on cable. But if it’s good, who cares?

I’m not a Sarahbot, but a good series about Alaska would be terrific.


14 posted on 03/04/2010 10:12:27 PM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

I agree. I’ve never been to Alaska, I would love to visit there one day. It’s just a pitched idea, but I hope that its successful.
I noticed on your profile your in Orange County, I’m in LA too so nice to talk to a fellow Los Angelino


15 posted on 03/04/2010 10:14:40 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: EveningStar

This might be the 10,000th article on this topic, but WTH, this is FR.
- - - -
The Palin investigation began when she was nominated as VP. All of this is the continuation of that initial surge of reporters that was sent to Alaska and found nothing. They are still looking for something. They will report every action, not only by her, but by every family member, and every person who has anything to do with her, in the hope that they will find the evidence they are looking for.

They have had great success with other people who carry an “R” after their name, getting them to abandon their principles, convincing them how they should feel about issues of the day, telling them they can’t win as conservatives. It won’t work on Sarah Palin.

Her exposure on venues like the Tonight Show and FoxNews and her new Alaska project will improve her image. The Alaska TV show will numb the resignation criticism. She said she could do more good for Alaska on the outside than she was being allowed to as governor. This will prove it.

And the 10,001st article, no doubt critical, will cause even more people to follow her every move and hopefully learn that the media has lied to them again.


16 posted on 03/04/2010 10:15:17 PM PST by excopconservative
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To: EveningStar

Why do you feel the NEED to make a flippant remark about conservative Sarah and those that want a conservative president? Why do you feel it is NEEDED on a conservative site?


17 posted on 03/04/2010 10:19:19 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: EveningStar

Not familiar with you, but what is your problem with Palin?


18 posted on 03/04/2010 10:22:36 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: EveningStar

I know of at least 3 reality shows already based in Alaska


19 posted on 03/04/2010 10:30:35 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Sarah Barracuda

If you can get a combination cruise and land tour, that would be great. And you can take side trips up to the Arctic Circle. You will need special clothing - even when it’s not Winter. In the Winter it reaches -100.


20 posted on 03/04/2010 10:32:26 PM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar
HERETIC!!!!
21 posted on 03/04/2010 10:37:22 PM PST by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2
I know of at least 3 reality shows already based in Alaska

Do you like them? Which ones are they?

22 posted on 03/04/2010 10:38:36 PM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: Mojave

I know! :)


23 posted on 03/04/2010 10:39:20 PM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: presently no screen name

Conservatives are not afraid of debate. They welcome it because they know it sharpens them for future debates.


24 posted on 03/04/2010 10:41:27 PM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: antceecee

My problem is with people who put politicians on a pedestal. I expect that from liberals. I am disappointed if it comes from our side.


25 posted on 03/04/2010 10:45:03 PM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar
Here's one:

Deadliest Catch
26 posted on 03/04/2010 10:52:54 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Oh, yeah. I’ve seen a couple episodes. Quite good. :)


27 posted on 03/04/2010 10:55:20 PM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

Sarahbot? That’s your answer - you want to debate your slur?


28 posted on 03/04/2010 11:04:51 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name; EveningStar

My memory of evening star is that she is a Romney/Rudy Giuliani, strongly anti social conservative, pro homosexual libertarian if that helps explain why she trolls against Governor Palin and other conservative subjects.


29 posted on 03/04/2010 11:13:47 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: EveningStar
My problem is with people who put politicians on a pedestal.

Conservatives have problems with idiots who come on a conservative site mimicking the libs thus putting their words on a pedestal.

Go Sarah - keep exposing the unstable who can't handle having a woman in power - against true PATRIOTS.
30 posted on 03/04/2010 11:16:00 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: ansel12

Thanks. Another one for my list.


31 posted on 03/04/2010 11:21:58 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: EveningStar

I can agree with you on the pedestal... not a fan. BUT... I don’t think it bodes well to discount and disparage a politician who has the potential to carry through the conservative message which positively benefits all. Just because some become a bit joyous and overzealous in their support, does not diminish the very POSITIVE effects - distributing the conservative message.
Maybe you should lighten up... just a bit. ; ~ )


32 posted on 03/04/2010 11:44:41 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: EveningStar
IMHO, from what I've seen and heard over the past 18 months or so; most Americans know shockingly little about Alaska. When I lived in Canada's far north, I visited several times. The land is varied and awesome (in the literal sense of the word). The people are mostly the salt of the earth & far, far more sophisticated than the effete elites in the “lower 48” make them out to be.

There seems to be a nearly complete ignorance of Alaskan culture — or, more accurately, the cultures of the Alaskan peoples — amongst the self-proclaimed arbiters of culture festering in the urban jungles on the southern coasts.

It's not only a large territory; it's a very complex place to govern. As Governor, Palin had one of the most challenging jobs in the continent. She should have been treated with great respect — instead, the MSM and political and “cultural” elites mocked her at every turn. In so doing, they betrayed their ignorance, shallowness, and bigotry.

Documentaries done by the likes of Burnett would be immensely popular (for the visuals, and for the human interest). People would be sure learn valuable lessons from watching them.

33 posted on 03/04/2010 11:45:24 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: EveningStar

Deadliest Catch is pretty cool and the Ice Road Truckers (when they had a blond young hottie driving last year)was good too

the other is about the Alaskan Highway Patrol(which I haven’t seen).. there might even be another show from up there.. Todd Palin could be a star on History or Travel Channel if they followed him salmon fishing, hunting big game, snowmachine racing and flying supplies around Alaska in his float plane


34 posted on 03/05/2010 12:19:10 AM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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Perfect tie-in with the new tourism bill that was passed. Perhaps after AK, she’ll do the other 49 states!


35 posted on 03/05/2010 12:29:46 AM PST by FreeStateYank (I want my country and constitution back, now!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

EveningStar’s self description on FR offers clues:
I’m a conservative libertarian Republican. I’m also a Zionist. My interests include, but are not limited to, classical music, computing, politics, reading, South Park, food and spirits, science fiction, Judaism, and professional wrestling. I’m an expert in exactly none of these areas.
Prototype of a Libertarian Republican aka CPAC Conservative aka RuPaulian?


36 posted on 03/05/2010 2:18:12 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: presently no screen name
To 31 - You people keep lists? Why am I not surprised.
Do you children dress yourselves in the morn, or does mommy help you?
37 posted on 03/05/2010 4:18:56 AM PST by jla
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To: EveningStar

Bet Palin could teach Burnett a thing or two about making documentaries. Poor chap’s been stuck on reality shows, so far. Learn from mama.


38 posted on 03/05/2010 4:27:40 AM PST by MadAboutPalin (You betcha)
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To: jla
To 31 - You people keep lists? Why am I not surprised. Do you children dress yourselves in the morn, or does mommy help you?

I keep a list. I use it to avoid being slimed by the association with posters who exhibit clear signs of derangement, in one form or another. Usually, this derangement stems from the listees inability to understand why real conservatives would admire Sarah Palin, instead of kooks like Ron Paul or empty suits like Mitt Romney. They are also clearly irrational, emotional and childish like all liberals.
39 posted on 03/05/2010 4:42:20 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Did Sarah ever refer to this as a reality show?


40 posted on 03/05/2010 4:45:32 AM PST by Friendofgeorge ( SARAH PALIN or BUST.)
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To: iopscusa

“I’m a conservative libertarian”

And I am a Liberal Fundamentalist. /sarc

I wonder if he raises unicorns. They are as common “conservative libertarians”.

There is some overlap between conservatism and libertarianism,(just like there is some similarity between oatmeal and Fruit Loops) but the two philosophies are not compatible.


41 posted on 03/05/2010 5:05:01 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Friendofgeorge

Sarah never said that it was a reality show, one of the media blogs lied about it and even today after it was shown to be a documentary, the left is still calling it a reality show


42 posted on 03/05/2010 5:29:24 AM PST by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: EveningStar

The first 300 pages of her book are more an introduction to Alaska and Alaskans than Sarah. It makes perfect sense to offer a follow up travelogue to the millions who loved her book!


43 posted on 03/05/2010 6:00:03 AM PST by BillM
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To: BillM

3 million readers and counting...
They’ll lap up the second book, too.
Do the arithmetic.


44 posted on 03/05/2010 6:14:59 AM PST by MadAboutPalin (You betcha)
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To: Bigtigermike

Yes thank you, High Tech Redneck said it was, I was only challenging him :)


45 posted on 03/05/2010 7:38:10 AM PST by Friendofgeorge ( SARAH PALIN or BUST.)
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To: jla
You people

How telling of you!
46 posted on 03/05/2010 8:31:31 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name
You should be more appreciative. I could have stated 'you Palin obsessed psychopaths'.
Yet, I chose the high road. :^)
47 posted on 03/05/2010 9:02:55 AM PST by jla
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To: jla

You People?

Seems as though you are a list keeper.


48 posted on 03/05/2010 9:03:52 AM PST by ansel12 (Social liberal politicians in the GOP are easy for the left to turn, why is that?)
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To: ZX12R
No, you keep a list because you're just as irrational and immature as the 'Romneybots' and the 'Paulistas'. You all behave alike.
49 posted on 03/05/2010 9:09:26 AM PST by jla
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To: jla
I could have stated 'you Palin obsessed psychopaths'.

You know what's pathetic about you - you actually think your Alinsky tactic has value! But pawns are the last to know.

Go Conservative SARAH - Rock on PATRIOT! The LIBS are all wee wee'd up - just by the mention of your name. What POWER even your name has to lib media and their little pawns! With their addiction of you, they p*ss all over themselves when your name is mentioned.

They are like rats to cheese. This comical side show from these commie radicals is just another gift you give to the conservatives.

Hi Sarah. Hi Mom.
50 posted on 03/05/2010 10:49:59 AM PST by presently no screen name
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