TCA: Sarah Palin touts America and new show

Sarah Palin
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin made an appearance at the TCA Winter Press Tour to discuss her reality show.
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Sarah Palin brought some of that polar vortex feeling to the winter TV press tour in Pasadena on Friday morning.

The former vice presidential candidate blew into town carrying a simple message from the frozen hinterlands: Watch her new show, “Amazing America,” which will begin airing on the small cable network Sportsman Channel in the spring.

She had other messages, of course, conveyed during a sit-down breakfast with reporters who later rose from their chairs to swarm the former Alaska governor as she made her way out of the small ballroom at the Langham Hotel.

Palin offered a prescription to remedy what she views as America’s — and many young women’s — excessive whining and pettiness: Spend less time gazing into the mirror and taking selfies.


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Palin’s show, which premieres April 3, is meant to champion American values that made it “exceptional.” Among those values, according to Palin, are an appreciation of the great outdoors, rugged individualism and guns.

Palin, who most recently made headlines backing “Duck Dynasty’s” Phil Robertson after making remarks to a national magazine that many found homophobic and racially inflammatory.

“You’re going to have a ball with this show,” said Palin, who invited reporters and critics to “the real world in Alaska” for moose chili and snowmobile rides. “This isn’t going to be a fake, scripted reality show.”


This isn’t the former politician’s first time dancing with a small cable network and starring in an ostensibly nonpolitical program. She previously fronted TLC’s “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” which wasn’t renewed for a second season.


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