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Are You Ready for the Sarah Palin in Alaska Reality Show?

by Brad Trechak, posted Mar 4th 2010 10:23AM
Sarah PalinShe's already done stand-up comedy during 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,' but now it looks like Sarah Palin is teaming with über-reality producer Mark Burnett to bring you a series about Alaska. No network is involved with the series yet, but Fox News would be a good place to start.

Seriously, when one does a "reality television show" about a state, it's usually called a documentary or a tourism video. If that's the purpose, then this is a good idea. Sarah Palin could host a documentary about Alaska. She'll likely be on script, so there are no dangers of fielding questions from reporters and given her fame, it would likely be a boon to the state in terms of tourism. They would want to see the sort of place that would produce someone like her.

However, this show will more likely focus on the ex-Governor herself as well as her family and their experiences within the state. It is interesting how she wants the media to leave her family alone but has no problems parading them in front of the camera for her own ends.

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francis

Discovery would be better served by having someone that actually cares about the environment narrate their show. Sarah Palin is anything but pro-environment and a mere profiteer. While her celebrity might boost ratings initially, I suspect that after that peak Discovery will find ratings taking a sharp dive. I've always had respect for the Discovery Channel until now.

April 26 2010 at 2:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

Not a fan. The only thing I would watch with her involved is a trial.

March 04 2010 at 7:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Melanie51

"It is interesting how she wants the media to leave her family alone but has no problems parading them in front of the camera for her own ends." More than a little unfair since you admit you don't even know what format the show will take. Also, isn't that what Bill & Hillary did with Chelsea? She was off limits until they needed her to walk between them holding hands after Bill's mea culpa about Lewinsky? Typical double standard.

March 04 2010 at 1:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
am not

I guess it would be good for Alaska tourism,
as long as she doesn't cut out and leave in the middle of the show.

March 04 2010 at 1:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike Davis

No.

March 04 2010 at 10:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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