(CNN) – Sarah Palin is branching out beyond politics, striking a deal with the Discovery Channel for a program spotlighting her home state of Alaska, People Magazine reports.
According to People, a source with the cable network says the former Alaska governor and Discovery have finally struck a deal after weeks of negotiations that involved several networks. A source told CNN earlier this month that Palin had been pitching a show that would be a "Planet Earth-style" documentary about Alaska.
The Palin source also told CNN of the proposed show: "It's not going to be focused on her family, or in her house, or in Wasilla."
Variety reported Tuesday the show is expected to be called "Sarah Palin's Alaska" and the former Republican vice presidential nominee will likely nab $1 million an episode.
Representatives of the Discovery Channel would not confirm the reports to CNN.
Good for her. Peoples unjustified hatred and jealously blinds them from realizing the wonderful things she has done for Alaska and Alaskans. I'm pleased to see someone rewarded for their sacrifice.
Good Sarah, I wish you well. Just please stay out of politics and try to speak with intelligence to your audience; educated people not the rubes you have been pandering too of late.
I wonder if Discovery is going to permit her editorial control/influence as well? The last thing I need to hear is how baby Jesus created Alaska 6,000 years ago.
Oh no, say it ain't so.
Will she be sending John McCain a fee off her million? John: you've really left an impact on America–too bad it's not the impact many of us believed you'd make years ago. Sad. Now Ms. Me will be on tv. Thank God for remote control!
Too bad. Now I have to block the Discovery Channel along with the other porn and garbage on TV.
Well if the Discovery Channel wants rating they need to keep her off the air. Who will watch Barbie now that she can't remember anything except what is written on her hands.
Democratic members of Congress is treat with hate yet CNN has not addressed it. Other station have reported this problem but CNN has not. Civil Rights is as important and anything in this country. You instead want to talk about Palin a woman with the faculty of a dummy. I smell FOX, FOX and FOX.
What happen to her on Fox? Sarah is not smart enough to talk about anything. Alaska does not belong to her and if Discovery want to know something concerning Alaska please get someone who can atleast hold a conversation with complete sentences.
Hopefully she will make sense when she does speak. Whenever I listen to her its always confusing. Sorry Discovery she's not worth it. You guys could do better, a lot better.
Disgusting !!! That woman is so full of herself. She's a Myth !!!
Now I hope people will start believing that this woman left her post as govern not because of what it was costing her state to pay for her lawyers but, she saw $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ signs everywhere. Millions from her book deal, speaking at conventions and charging hundreds of thousands to appear and now this deal. One million dollars an episode. You have got to be kidding me.
She is nothing but a money hungry individual.
Discovery has just lost my subscription.
1 million an episode to listen to this bumbling idiot will she be reading a teleprompter or her palm? this money hungry beach is quite a danger to this country she has rallied up the right wing extremist with her death panels her socialism lies she is gonna get someone hurt curse the day Mccain unleashed this evil vile woman on us!
wasn't it just back in 2008 when the McCain campaign along with Sarah palin condemned and basically made fun of then candidate Obama's so-called "rock star" status and the far right agreed with them? Then what in the heck do they think Sarah Palin is doing? Book tours, speeches for big bucks, doing stand up on late night television, working at GOP haven FoxNews, and now pitching her own named television program. I'm guesing a perfume and "dancing with the stars" is next. BUT Palin supporters see no problem with her doing all this because it's SARAH!! What a bunch pf hypocrits they all are. Typical far right hypos!!
That is a little ridiculous, Sarah Palin's Alaska. She quit being governor I sure wouldn't name the show after her. Ridiculous.
I will definately put this on the list of shows I will not be watching, I give it a few episodes.
And I thought , the Discovery channel was a serious business.
There can only be one title......Sarah the Moose Killer........wait a minute....Sarah the Quitter....no....no..... could be Sarah the Hypocrite Conservative.....no wait.....Sarah the Biyatchhh......well...heck....Sarah the Airhead VP!!!
I got more..........what a joke...and somebody is going to pay this lunatic to do this crap...and even worse...she will have areal nutjob audience.
Isn't America great???
More money for Sara. Good for her. The only problem I have is her pretense that she cares about our country. She's out to grab all the money she can. THAT is her ONLY agenda.
I sincerely hope the officials at Discovery have the good sense not to name a program "Sarah Palin's Alaska", if they decide to go through with this. I also hope that her participation would be kept to a bare mininum, since if she runs for a public office this will become an issue of airtime for opponents.
A Planet Earth style show????? Are you kidding me?? Palin has one of the WORST environmental records of any politician. She wasted taxpayer monies on fighting virtually every ESA listing in Alaska, denounced scientific research simply because it did not agree with her agenda and is completely against any environmental regulation that MIGHT infringe on natural resource extraction and/or development. How in the hell can the Discovery Channel giver her a show?? My god is there rampant stupidity running through this network??
It is not "her" Alaska!
Will this woman not ever go away. I have absolutely no interest in watching any TV program involving Sarah Palin. I am so very disappointed in the Discovery channel. I will not be watching any program involving Sarah Palin. I am flabbergasted that they would even consider paying her $1M – she is simply not worth that kind of money.
Just lost all respect for the Discovery Channel. Shame.
And I'm sure her husband will want to show
all the good old boys who want to secede from
the US so they can shoot their guns and eat
whale blubber and all that "you betcha" Alaska
No IQ required.
I will boycott any network that airs her tripe.
Remember when The Discovery Channel used to be educational, insightful, and presented nature and conservation with regard and awe?
In recent years they've reduced themselves to trashy, cheap reality-style programming and mindless "mockumentary" type shows.. and now THIS.
Paying Sarah Palin $1 million per episode which she will use for her anti-wildlife, anti-environmental, anti-science agenda is sickening. This goes against the spirit of Discovery and everything they USED TO stand for.