05 October 2010

Photos from TLC's documentary series 'Sarah Palin's Alaska'


Sarah Palin, the mere mention of her name sparks impassioned debate amongst people within the United States and even the world. The former Alaska Governor’s views on the economy, health care, guns, military, environment and animal rights makes her a frequent and often all too easy target for those on the political left and conversely a charismatic hero and leader to American conservatives.

But no matter what your opinion is of Mrs. Palin one thing is for certain, she remains in high demand.

The woman who was nearly vice president of the U.S. and lifelong staunch hunting advocate will be in the spotlight again this November as the star of TLC’s new series Sarah Palin’s Alaska.

According to TLC:
In each episode, Sarah is joined by various family members as she shares the state she knows and loves - from salmon fishing in Bristol Bay to hiking along one of our country's most breathtaking glaciers. Along with Alaska's great wilderness, the Palins encounter Alaska's fascinating residents and share what it takes to thrive in the country’s largest state.

Considering Palin’s animal rights and environmental record she definitely makes a very odd choice for a nature show. Nonetheless her natural divisiveness and appeal—or lack thereof— will continue to cause buzz for the new series and that usually equates to high (or eventual disastrous) ratings.

The 8-part series is produced by Mark Burnett Productions and is scheduled to premiere November 14. Sarah Palin's Alaska is the working title.

Photos from Sarah Palin's Alaska, click to see the full-size image:








Eric Fortney | @elfortney
Eric is the co-founder & executive editor of This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his TDIV work, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

Photo credit: TLC/Gilles Mingasson

43 comments:

  1. What a joke that this ditz is starring in a nature documentary. Could she just go away.

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  2. Is there anything sexier than a hot woman by a fishing boat?

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  3. What would be sexier is if she would go back to Alaska and leave the lower 48 alone.

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  4. Wow that Palin family picture looks like a dictionary example of rednecks with money. YeeHaw.

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  5. ConcernedConservative10/5/10, 2:45 PM

    Now that is an American story! A family that hunts together, fishes together and stays together. We should place families like the Palins on pedestals as a shining example of what the American family should and could be. Congratulations Sarah on your new show. Ignore the ingrates.

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  6. I think I just threw up a little after reading CC's above comment. A family of hunters and fishermen/women is your American ideal? God help us.

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  7. But, CconfusedConservative, you forgot:
    the family that lies together, gets knocked up together, and bullies together.

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  8. President Palin, get used to it people.

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  9. K2Live said... "A family of hunters and fishermen/women is your American ideal? God help us."

    So your American Ideal family is a single parent home with 3 children supported by unemployment checks & no father?

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  10. Harley David Son10/5/10, 3:20 PM

    I am going to break the mood a bit here and just say the show looks interesting. I am not a fan nor am I a hater of Sarah Palin. I do enjoy nature shows though and this one looks like it is worth viewing.

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  11. Hm anonymous how did you extract "a single parent home with 3 children supported by unemployment and no father" from my comment?

    Oh but let me add this, how is your hyperbolic example any less of a family than the Palins? You are obviously some conservative shill spouting the same racist right wing junk that all of you hear on AM radio.

    A family should be compassionate to all living beings that includes humans, animals and fish. Is that so hard for you to follow anonymous?

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  12. Thanks, Harley David Son. Open minds are a beautiful thing to behold.

    There's an American ideal fer' ya'!

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  13. I'm having fun voting for Bristol on DWTS now. But I can hardly wait to vote for her Mom to be the first lady President!

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  14. Gotta love all these sissy liberals getting squimish over hunting and fishing!

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  15. Wait... I thought she said this was not going to be about her and not a reality program about her family. All I see in these pictures are the Wasillabillies in their Wackadoodle world. I thought this was supposed to be about Alaska... oh wait - there's a camera - we all know about their obsession to be on camera....

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  16. look at all the tolerant, diverse and incluse liberal minded pro-women, pro-family, middle class folks posting here.

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  17. Wow, Sarah is awesome.


    Obama is incompetent. He has to have a photo op just to do a 'backyard' bbq.

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  18. Um, I think it would be just about impossible to live in Alaska and survive as a vegetarian or vegan since they only have about three frost free months. It is a meat/fish based diet. I understand people don't like the politics of Governor Palin, but you shouldn't make ignoramous statements when you haven't gathered any facts. The Inuit people of Alaska have a diet subsisting almost solely of meat and fish. So, which is better. To eat the local food or to ship in veggies from all over the world? Tell me, greenies, what's your answer to that?

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  19. Palin completely drives the leftists insane. They hate a strong woman who is not afraid to be both feminine and protective. That's why all liberal women look like the Sea Hag from the Popeye cartoons and all conservative women are babes.

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  20. I definitely do not approve of her hunting or fishing but I will watch the show to see the beauty of Alaska!!

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  21. It's sad to see the hate and anger some direct towards this woman. What did she ever do to you to deserve such venom? She seems like a nice enough lady with a love for nature, family and country. She certainly has the class not to return in kind the insults some hurl at her.

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  22. I love the family portrait. This should be a nice show to watch. The beauty of Alaska will be the main focus of this show. Governor Palin will do a wonderful job of helping to increase tourism to Alaska. I have to admit though, Conservative women are much prettier than Liberals. Did you catch that last photo of Hillary with that "Fe-Mullett?"

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  23. After reading a few commentes... I must ask, how do looks have anything to do with political stances?

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  24. After reading and looking at the photos, I am still left with the feeling this woman is hiding something very big.
    It doesn't take much smarts to look into the eyes of Track in the family photo to know... he is not Todd's child, he was sent to Iraq for one reason- to avoid jail time for slashing the brake lines to the school buses in Wasilla.
    She hides behind so many lies, its exhausting just listening to them all.
    Why would so many follow her knowing that 3/5 of her children have a record- Drugs and Alcohol, Vandalism, teen pregnancy.
    I just don't get it, these are not values I want to instill in my children.

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  25. to anon@ 4:39 - you don't know Alaska - do you? While the interior may not be temperate -go look at the garden blog and photos on ANchorage daily news.

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  26. I love how the conservative/liberal divide is always brought up by the conservatives. Get over it ... we are all here together. Let's try to cut down on the hate meter on this site.

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  27. Yeah, the supposed outdoors women doesn't have a fishing or hunting license and hasn't for several years. Its either a sham for the cameras or she's doing it illegally.

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  28. Orlandolivin10/6/10, 12:15 PM

    I tend to lean to the left but admittedly I have a crush on Sarah. She is HOT!

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  29. Wow. So they brought the film crew to Aleknagik. Was that fly-in and then staged at the south shore boat launch, or did they actually drive up from Dillingham?
    In the second photo in the top row, you're looking directly due north to where Sen. Steven's plane crashed, just east of the hill in the background.
    But shouldn't Todd have taken them up the Nushagak? That's his stomping grounds with his commercial sport fishing operation years ago. Why Lake Aleknagik?
    So did you include any interesting locals in the story? This is where Jay Hammond's mother-in-law lived. And Callan, the 2010 Olympic snowboarder.

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  30. How did you get these photos? Whose are they?

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  31. She is a moron who will never be president and is just ripping off the teabaggers. Don't ya get it baggers? You're throwing your money away. Roflmfao. I can't wait to vote against every insane bagger who's running. Are you ready for another devastating election loss republiklans? Hahahaha

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  32. I like Mrs. Palin and her family. She would make a great President. I also believe that she is what this country needs. Check her record while she was govenor of Alaska. Great job Sarah. Keep it up. You have a lot of supporters in Washington State who are not as loud and annoying as the haters. I will be voting for you...

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  33. anon at 5:40pm.... you are CRAZY...but then Sarah has her mental health issues too...I lived in Alaska during her "reign" and she screwed the state of Alaska I now live in WA State and I could show you alot more who are NOT supporters LOL

    I hope she has gotten her fishing/hunting licenses for this show if not somebody better look into that.... because she hasn't paid for them for years....

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  34. kanawa, she has more than once replied with venom, calling the man wrote that piece that had some truth to it in Vanity Viar, "impotent, callous", so to all don't go thinking she is just some woman who is a martyr who never retailiates, (the person who worked at that library up there anyone)?

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  35. I agree with the one guy who said she was hot. Drop me off in the wilderness with a good hunting rifle, a pistol, some homemade brew and Sarah Palin. I would be a happy man for the rest of my life.

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  36. I agree she is totally hot. I also agree that she is amazing and the negative haters of the world are just jealous. She is a beautiful women who is passionate about what she believes in and she is not afraid to say it. Atleast she is true to herself and not trying to be someone that she is not.

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  37. Check her record while she was govenor of Alaska.

    she quit halfway through the job.

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  38. Palin is a joke. she is in this for herself and herself only! If she were president and something better came along, she would quit and go with it just like her stint as governor of Alaska. I lived there for 12 years and my son was born there and as far asI am concerned she is an embarrassment to the Human race.

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  39. The TRUTH MATTERS10/10/10, 6:03 AM

    I truly feel sorry for the people who adore her and think she would be a great president. Don't you read? Why do you call people who present facts to you "haters." And saying all conservative women are pretty and liberals aren't just sounds ignorant. Surely you haven't met very many from either side if you believe that.
    You don't realize all of the hate coming from you.
    And you if you honestly and objectively researched Sarah Palin, you would see that she is a fraud and that this image she portrays is simply for making money. I am sorry that you can't accept that, but it is true.
    She doesn't hunt, she doesn't fish, she doesn't even go to church.
    Only 22% of Americans consider her even fit to be a president. The woman QUIT her job. Would you honestly vote for someone who would quit a job when it got tough?
    Even the majority on the right see her for what she is. It is just sad that you are so foolish,
    I bet you are also buying gold from ads on the Glenn Beck show and think he is telling the truth too....
    What kind of Christian is against sick children not being covered for health insurance? What kind of Christian talks so disrespectfully about the President. He isn't my cup of tea, but I grew up learning to be respectful regardless. She is an embarrassment to true Christians who believe in kindness, love and helping others.
    I honestly believe Sarah is the anti-Christ in many respects. DO SOME REAL RESEARCH AND OPEN YOUR EYES.
    You are suckers-and I will pray to our Lord for you because it is simply sad to watch people being taken in.

    Speaking THE TRUTH about someone in a respectful way does not mean you are a HATER.

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  40. This woman is a fraud and a liar.

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  41. why do commies get blue states and Republican patriots get red

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  42. Skipper
    Do you people read your own words? Rudness, hate, anger, put downs, ugliness, I don't want any part of your sad world. I would much rather be in an uplifting, positive, fun loving world with Sarah.

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