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First Look: Sportsman Channel Unveils ‘Amazing America with Sarah Palin’

by PH Online Editors   |  December 9th, 2013 52

AmazingAmericaSportsman Channel has long been the leader in quality outdoor television, bringing stories of the great outdoors right to your living room.

But what about the people who make it happen, those who built the American outdoor lifestyle into what it is today and built industries around the American dream? This spring, a familiar face will tell their stories and much more with a brand new program.

Amazing America with Sarah Palin will travel across America in search of those who live the outdoor lifestyle with the same passion and enthusiasm as the rest of us, while shining a light on their stories.

Starring former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and produced by Pilgrim Films & Television—the same company that produced shows like Dirty Jobs, American Chopper and The Ultimate FighterAmazing America will tell the stories of those around the country who embody the spirit of the American outdoors.

Read the full Sportsman Channel press release.

“The show really explores and experiences an anthology of stories about the most original people, places and businesses that really appeal to Red, Wild & Blue America, that great American spirit about the great outdoors,” said Marc Fein, EVP of Programming and Production at Sportsman Channel. “… The show is really about shining a light on these folks that reflect [Palin’s] passion for what makes the outdoors and our country amazing.”

The segments aren’t just about hunting, shooting and fishing, however.

“It will be a variety of different types of stories. It could be about amazing craftsmen in action in our states, about American heroes and first responders, how they train when called into action,” Fein said. “We’ll have some celebrities, visiting some celebrities at ranches and farms, and just some really good stories of people living the American dream in our states—who went from nothing, created a product with great ingenuity and built their dream, which is building a dream cabin.”

Pilgrim Films & Television President and CEO Craig Piligian—who created American Chopper and Dirty Jobs, and in 2001 won an Emmy as co-executive producer of Survivor—said while the show will include some hunting and fishing, it goes much deeper than that.

“We wanted to break the mold a little bit and give Gov. Palin a wider breadth than just hunting and fishing,” Piligian said. “We wanted to have a little more fun than that. So we’re doing bull riding. We’ve got the NRA Museum. We have some fire rescue workers. It just runs the gamut of cool things in America.”

And if you ask Piligian, there’s no better host than Palin to be your guide across America.

“She is Sportsman Channel’s audience,” Piligian said. “They know her, they voted for her, they like her and she’s … a guy’s girl. She’s that gal. She’s great.”

Sportsman Channel CEO Gavin Harvey agreed, calling Palin “the First Lady of the Outdoors.”

“Sarah Palin is uniquely qualified to be an awesome spokesperson, example, role model for the lifestyle because she lives it, she does it,” Harvey said. “She speaks for conservation. She lives in a place like Alaska. She lives the life. She’s the real deal. She’s traveled the entire United States. Sportsmen and women should be ecstatic that you’ve got somebody of such stature who’s got such a platform to speak on behalf of sportsmen and the lifestyle that I think we’re going to get a lot of people’s support.”

And according to Piligian, Palin was herself ecstatic to place the focus on hard-working Americans rather than herself.

“The reason she liked the show is that it wasn’t all about her. It was about letting her be able to shine a light on everyone else that was in this world, that participated in sports, conservation, fishing, hunting, who enjoys the outdoors and everything that we’re trying to be about and everything that [Sportsman Channel] is trying to be about,” Piligian said. “It was about her ability to shine a light their way and not so much take the light her way. That was a key point for her.”

As for those at Sportsman Channel, they’re thrilled to have someone of Palin’s stature appearing on their network.

“Gov. Palin is going to attract a lot of attention. A lot of people listen to her very carefully—millions and millions and millions of people,” Harvey said. “So when she’s talking about celebrating things in this lifestyle, she’s a leader. She’s making people feel good about this great American tradition that we are holding onto, we’re fighting for and trying to pass on to the next generation. We need people like this, with this kind of megaphone, to say this is great. This is what America’s all about, the great outdoors. And the American spirit and the American dream are all wrapped up together.”

Amazing America with Sarah Palin premieres at 8 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, April 3, on Sportsman Channel.

  • jcinco

    The sportsman channel, really? Your two stars, ted nugent, a draft dodger and sarah palin, a seditious traitor to this country. lol, carry on.

    • Serilda

      wow you’re ignorant. “seditious traitor” LOL All a matter of opinion.. I believe BO fits that description.

  • ProudAmerican247

    I see The Troll Brigade is here already! “Seditious traitor”? Really? HaHaHa!

    Well then, there’s millions and millions and millions of traitors, traitors speaking out against the Socialist laws being rammed down our throats, taking away our freedoms daily; traitors railing against The Regime running this great country into the ground. If that’s what a “traitor” is, I’ll wear it as a badge of honor.

    Crawl back in your hole you ranting Lunatic. The rest of us will have to save the country while you idiots suck your thumbs and have your ‘gimme hands’ out all at the same time.

    Better yet, move to Cuba or any other third world cesspool.

    • Beaverton

      ProudAmerican247 – Your response is so predictable. You trot out the tired troll meme, Socialist laws being rammed down your throat, losing your ‘freedoms’, taking back the country that is being run into the ground, move to another country and on and on, ad nauseum. It seems you’ve mastered all the Teabagger talking points.

      Even if you don’t acknowledge it, the world has seen the incompetence that your idol has shown in all manner of things, hunting, shooting & fishing included. I suspect the program will focus mainly on those folks she interviews and just use her name to draw in her worshipers and other like-minded individuals.

      • ProudAmerican247

        Yeah, and your response is the same old worn out, tired spew from the typical FleaBagger. All LIES. Get LOST.

      • SusanWo4p

        Sarah Palin is a self-made woman. No powerful husband pulled her up the ladder (Hillary)…no rich Daddy (the Bush Family)….no influential “people” securing private schools training/world travel (Obama).

        Just a daughter of a small town school teacher. She was Governor with an 80% approval rating, she’s a NY Times Bestselling author (3x) and she commands an international audience.

        Everything she has acquired in life has been by the sweat of her brow….and she has never “rigged” tax-payer money for her own self-interest (or that of her wealthy political donors.)

        I am always amazed how much time the Palin-haters spend bashing a woman who is now a private citizen and a working mother.

        • SelloutQuitter=Palin

          Sarah Palin is part of the right wing fringe that is dividing America. Her only popularity is based off techniques used by beauty pageant contestants that no longer apply to her. Her opinions and speeches are scripted propaganda is she recites based on the highest bidder. She has no clue what her and the right wing corporate owned media machine is doing to America. Be certain that all sponsors of this program will be openly boycotted.

          • Guest

            Smaller government = right wing fringe?
            Control Spending =right wing fringe?
            Respect for Life = right wing fringe?
            Support Second Amendment = right wing fringe?
            Support the Constitution = right wing fringe?

            Which one of these make Sarah Palin “right wing fringe”?

      • 1Big_Bill2

        Hey bevereater, tell us if you hear the shot before it hits you between the eyes

    • jcinco

      There aren’t “millions & millions” of you wingnuts, probably not even 100′s of thousands any more. Just a dwindling number of old white, overweight baggers who are extremely loud. Catch a clue, even the dimmest of the dim are catching on to the fact that sarah doesn’t give one flip about any of you. She’s just shaking you down for your cash. She needs you to maintain that lifestyle her and her lay about family have become accustomed to. You gullibillies just keep forking over your cash to her. It’s really a good thing as then you won’t be sending it to a viable candidate. Of course she’ll throw a few coins to a few candidates and spend the rest on luxury hotels, limos and private planes to fly her and her deadbeat family around.
      Furthermore I probably make 10x more than any of you rubes and have never taken a handout in my life. I have a brain and won’t be bilked by some hayseed, buybull thumping opportunist like palin like you morons.

      • ProudAmerican247

        MILLIONS of us are doing just fine, NEVER taken a handout DimWit, living the American Dream. You really can’t be that stupid with your spew, but maybe you are. And usually when a LibTurd spews what you just spewed about yourself, it’s JUST THE OPPOSITE.
        It’s LibTurds from your side with their lazy hands out, MORON, including YOU.

        • jcinco

          :) calm down codger. You better hop on your rascal and go retrieve that government check out of the trailer park mailbox kiosk.

          • coomback

            LOL !!!

          • SusanWo4p

            Trailer Park? I thought socialists were supposed to support the 99%/downtrodden?
            You sound like nothing more than another privileged, Park Avenue elitist to me.

        • Stlouisdick

          Do you tear up those social security checks and refuse medicare?

        • Jason Vickers

          don’t get so worked up. anyone who has a cat as the main pic on facebook has issues. typically will be a libtard.

      • SusanWo4p

        You won’t be bilked by a “hayseed” like Palin? If you don’t like her, don’t buy her books…don’t watch her on TV…don’t donate to her PAC.
        Sarah Palin forces no one to “send her money.” She’s just working for a living like everyone else in the private sector.
        You should be worried about how your freedom and money are being TAKEN AWAY by a corrupt President and a corrupt political establishment in DC.

        • jcinco

          yes, you are a gullible fool of your own free will. send her more money. it’s better than sending a viable candidate $.

          • SusanWo4p

            Why do you care if Conservative Christians support Sarah Palin? Why do you always show up on Palin articles, with your panties in a wad over her supporters?

      • sadlyso

        Enjoy your wealth. Why do you care anyways about what other do?

    • Stlouisdick

      Tell us how she’s going to run for president in 2016 and win in a landslide. I love a good story.

  • coomback

    this is gonna be knee slappin’ hilarious watchin’ this fraud yammer about something she knows absolutely zero about

    LOL !!

    hold it, wait, i should say i won’t be watchin’ as we all here in AK know what she and her band of grifters are all about … but still >>> LOL !!

    • disqus_lJapfzCIUh

      Who cares what you think…Get your Obamacare health care hoax and be the good little Obama Parasite…and…don’t watch….

      • coomback

        LMAO !!

  • happymullah

    Now I have to get cable and Sarah Palin is the reason. She is the all-American gal. Beauty and brains and she loves the wild outdoors.

    • jcinco

      she loves the money she can bilk you out of gullible one.

      • disqus_lJapfzCIUh

        Yep….It’s MY money and I can do whatever I want with it…

        • Ardiva40

          Yep….a fool and his money are soon parted.

          • disqus_lJapfzCIUh

            Yep…It’s MY money and I will spend it all before the Obama regime steals it all from me…Buzz off….and….I will enjoy her shows very much…Thank you…

          • Stlouisdick

            Hahaha…. how many shots did she take at that tethered caribou?

          • disqus_lJapfzCIUh

            Can’t stand it…hey…Sarah is gorgeous…. is a mother of five…..writes books….sells books…is a marathon runner….takes great care of herself…works long hours…do you butthead work long hours? I do…and….I can spend my money wherever and for whatever I want…Why don’t you write your own books??…You know ENVY is a mortal sin…

          • Beaverton

            Sarah is no longer gorgeous, she is wasting away and is just a shadow of her former self which belies your statement that she takes great care of herself. I don’t know why anyone would ENVY this person. PITY would be more accurate.

            I know her fans frantically throw out the “you’re just jealous” phrase but let me assure you that anyone in their right mind would find nothing that Sarah Palin has ever done worthy of a jealous thought.

          • Sayit1

            You are a moron.

          • SusanWo4p

            The Socialist always think the Political Ruling Class knows how to spend their money better than private citizens.
            They love to hand over their money to Big Brother.

        • jcinco

          did you see the pictures of her and her spawn in the private jet? she loves to spend as she calls it opm (other peoples’ money).

          • SusanWo4p

            “Spawn?”
            I would never call Obama’s daughters “spawn.”
            Why do you think that is appropriate language to use?

          • coomback

            LMAO !!

          • sadlyso

            Rest in PIECE, she paid for it herself with her own hard earned money. By the way, she is supporting other business.

          • Sayit1

            Ok… nut-bag.. . let me explain something to your dense as dirt mentality. In a free society people, pay for what they see as value. Whether it is a car, home, food or books. You are just pissed off that after 7 years Palin is relevant and you are not. You come to these site to trash her and it has done you no good. Palin is thriving, you are not. Only a jealous person carries on like this, year after year. Palin has done NOTHING to you. You are a unhinged stalker.

  • MaMcGriz

    This is wonderful news for freedom-loving America.

    Based on the hysterical lies and malice being spewed by the PDSers and their terminally hateful cousins it’s terrifying news to them. Good. If you fear this you’re gonna be paralytic when you get hit with what’s gonna happen in 2014.

    • coomback

      eh ?!?

    • jcinco

      oh yes, if ignorance is terrifying, I’m scared to death. Lol, yes let’s see what happens in 2014, it will be a miracle if the obstructionist gotp can even hold on to the house.

    • coomback

      if she’ll listen to ya ( but i doubt she will as she could care less about you and yours – all’s she wants is yer pocket change ) ya might ought’a share yer obviously excellent eatin’ habits with the anorexic grifter before she follows breitbart off into the wild blue yonder…

    • Stlouisdick

      Don’t get all worked up, Palin’s just a reality TV star and it’s time you accept that fact.

      • SusanWo4p

        If she’s just a reality TV star, why are you wasting your time posting about her day after day after day after day?

      • misterlogic0013

        feel better attacking nice ordinary Americans? whats your problem? do you respect your elders or give them the blue pill? tell us the truth, why nasty? tell us about yourself.

  • Stlouisdick

    America needs a good laugh at her expense. Don’t forget to bring enough ammo and someone to load the rifle.

  • Elvin Vinicio

    Sarah Palin’s new series “Amazing America” will debut on the Sportsman channel on April 3, 2014 at 8 PM EST.

    http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/amazingamerica/

  • Exodus2011

    America needs this Corruptocrat FIGHTER, Gov Sarah Palin, in the Oval Office – look at her record in AK ! She dismantled the *Corrupt B*stards Club* up there ….

    now, does America have a Corrupt B*stards’ Club in DC, operating on STEROIDS???

    Send her to DC and watch the RATS squeal as they try to RUN and HIDE!

    Also, I think it would be best if this NOT4SALE Proven Reformer is directing things from the WH as the IMPLOSION hits America in the future (we are ticking over toward 120% of GDP in debt = Greece territory)

    she is a born Exec Officer/Manager with > 20 years of experience, her most VITAL trait being, she is NOT4SALE

    that quality ALONE is the single most important one if the US Govt is to be successfully reformed and Constitutional America rescued

    imagine what a POTUS could do, if they were beholden to NOBODY, no Lobbyists, no special interest groups, no big donors … a POTUS with a SINGLE ENTRY on her IOU list = “The American People”!

    at the same time she is the most experienced Leader wrt Energy Issues and will also manage the EXPLOSION of American energy development

    both the IMPLOSION/Reform of Govt and the EXPLOSION of American energy development must kick in at exactly the same time, if Constitutional America is
    to survive and thrive again

    GET HER INTO THE OVAL OFFICE, AMERICA

    • coomback

      LMFAO !!!

  • JJ

    she is such an idiot. Why would anyone watch this crap.

    • JJ

      agree totally. Why such idiots get such attention. Only in America

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