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