Sarah Palin to Host New Sportsman Channel Show
Sarah Palin will be the host of another outdoors program starting next year on Sportsman Channel.
Tom Caraccioli, spokesperson for the channel, confirmed the weekly show titled "Amazing America with Sarah Palin" will premiere in April, 2014 and will be the first part of the network's "Red, Wild, & Blue America" programming.
In a statement, the show is described as an "anthology of stories that explore some of the most original, interesting - and sometimes inspiring - people, places and pastimes connected to America's outdoors lifestyle."
The former Alaska governor will take "viewers coast-to-coast into what Sportsman Channel calls 'Red, Wild and Blue America' - where the American Spirit and the Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure" and she will "find the stories of people and places that share and reflect her passion for what makes America the great, amazing nation that it is."
"I'm excited to help shine a light on all the great American sportsmen and women in the country who live the outdoors lifestyle," Palin said in the statement. "Sportsman Channel is the leader in their industry and I am thrilled to be partnering with them on this show."
Palin is a Fox News Channel contributor and also appeared in another outdoors-oriented reality show in 2010 titled "Sarah Palin's Alaska," on TLC, which was produced by famed reality television producer Mark Burnett. The show took viewers on trips around the 49 th state with Palin and her family, but only ran for one season. After graduating from college and before Palin got into politics she was a sportscaster and sports reporter in Alaska.
The Sportsman Channel, launched in 2003, bills itself as "part of the nation's largest multimedia company targeted exclusively to serving the information and entertainment needs of outdoors enthusiasts." It is geared to fans of hunting, shooting and fishing and this show will undoubtedly raise the profile of the network, which is only seen now in about 32 million homes, less than one-third of American households with television.
The Associated Press first reported the news of Palin's show.