Alaska, Not Palins, May Star in Television Series

Thursday, March 4, 2010

How is it that some get their information wrong again--and again--concerning anything involving Governor Sarah Palin and her family? Such sloppy reporting sometimes.

The word on the street is that the Palins will be the subject of a reality show. Wrong! The truth? Alaska would be the focus of any such series, and Governor Palin would aid in the process.

Politico managed to get it right. Andy Barr writes:

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is shopping a short television series to network executives, according to a senior aide, but it will not be a reality show “focused on the Palin family.”

A Palin source told POLITICO that during a trip to Los Angeles for a taping of “The Tonight Show,” the former GOP vice presidential nominee met with executives from ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX as well as representatives for A&E and the History Channel.

Palin went to the meeting with Mark Burnett, a reality show producer of CBS’s “Survivor.”

Palin will take part in the series, which the source said will be short and not recurring, but her involvement – whether as a producer, host or anything in between – has yet to be determined.

“She’ll take part in some way, but it really still is in development right now,” the aide said.


“It will not be focused on the Palin family, Alaska is going to be the star,” the source said.
Read more here.

CNN also got the facts straight. Peter Hamby reports:

Will Sarah Palin and her family be starring in a new reality television series? Not quite, a source close to the former Alaska governor tells CNN.

While Palin and famed reality TV producer Mark Burnett are in New York and Los Angeles this week meeting with six networks about a new series - a story first reported Wednesday by Entertainment Weekly - the source emphasized that the show would be a "Planet Earth-style" documentary about Alaska.

Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, will likely be featured in the show, the source said. But the source added that "it's not going to be focused on her family, or in her house, or in Wasilla.


The source said Palin is following up on her promise last summer, when she resigned from the governor's office, to find new ways to shine a light on her home state.
Read more here.

Lest two witnesses are not enough for some, I'll add yet another. Fox News confirms the truth, as well.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is meeting with television executives this week to pitch a documentary about her home state, Fox411 has learned.

Despite several media reports that the project was a reality show, Fox411 confirms that it is a documentary that will focus on the people, geography and wildlife of Alaska. A source close to Palin says the show has absolutely nothing to do with her personal life or her family.

Palin is teaming up with “Survivor” creator Mark Burnett and Robert Barnett to produce the project, sources tell Fox. The group is in Los Angeles this week meeting with network heads about the documentary, and there is already “great interest” in it. In total, the group will meet with six different networks.
Read the rest here.

Governor Palin has always been all about the great state of Alaska. This open door is an opportunity for her to help share Alaska with the world. Take it from someone who spent a month there this past summer: Alaska deserves to be shared.


Tanya,  March 4, 2010 at 6:30 PM  

Thanks for setting the record straight, Adrienne. I saw a report about this yesterday and the impression I had was that the Palins were going to be the subject of the show in a reality-type format.

Nande March 5, 2010 at 12:53 AM  

As usual, you compile all the facts and lay them out succinctly. I hope this episode is another lesson in "it's only true if Gov. Palin confirms it herself."

Thanks for the post and your continued efforts to stay on top of the pathetic LSM!

commoncents March 5, 2010 at 9:17 PM  

THANK YOU for posting this! I really like your blog!!

Common Cents

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