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October 19, 2010 | By Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Alaska , here we come!  Whether you love Sarah Palin or hate her, there’s little doubt that the free-spirited politician's new eight-part TV series, " Sarah Palin's Alaska ," will boost tourism to her home state. The series, which will make its debut Nov. 14 on TLC, documents America's final frontier through the eyes of its most famous current citizen. The state provides a breathtaking backdrop as the Palin family goes salmon fishing and climbs a peak in Denali National Park & Preserve . Wildlife is everywhere: A brown bear placidly swims by the Palins as they are fishing, while later a pair of bears wrestle their way into the water – so close that the ensuing splash looks as if it almost could have capsized the Palins’ boat.
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April 2, 2012 | By Jon Healey
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin hasn't ruled out running for president, but her next job will be a bit less challenging: doing a stint as a "special guest host" on NBC's"Today Show" on Tuesday. It's easy to understand NBC's motivations: not only is Palin a star in the political firmament, she has a unique ability to draw viewers to "Today" this week. That's because Katie Couric, former "Today" star and "CBS Evening News" anchor, is spending the week as guest host of a rival morning talk show,ABC's"Good Morning America.
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OPINION
November 15, 2010 | By Craig Fehrman
"Sarah Palin's Alaska" didn't debut until Sunday night, but the former governor has been defending it for weeks. After Karl Rove wondered how a reality show fit "the American calculus of 'that helps me see you in the Oval Office,'" Fox News gave Palin a chance to respond. "You know, I agree with that," she said. "Those standards have to be high for someone who would ever want to run for president, like, um, wasn't Ronald Reagan an actor? Wasn't he in 'Bedtimes for Bonzo,' 'Bozo' or something?"
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2010 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
The former governor mixes politics and TV well. Maybe too well.. Sarah Palin. They have become two of the most incendiary words in the English language, right up there with WikiLeaks and obesity epidemic. "Sarah Palin. " Say it, write it and evoke instant wrath or rapture. In the last year, she's become not so much a person or even political figure as a brand, a rhetorical franchise of multimedia proportions. Summoning a working mother's multi-tasking skills, Palin spent 2010 puttin' it out there on all the platforms, from book publishing to Twitter, but television is her home base.
NATIONAL
November 12, 2010 | By Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau
Executives at TLC, the cable channel airing "Sarah Palin's Alaska," insist the docu-travelogue starring the former GOP vice presidential nominee and possible future presidential candidate has no political agenda. Yet if Palin were looking to create a compelling campaign biopic, she could do worse than the lushly produced, eight-part series premiering Sunday. The program casts her as a chipper frontierswoman who juggles motherhood with adventures in Alaska's vast wilderness. One moment Palin is baking cupcakes; the next, she's perched in a boat watching two growling brown bears wrestle.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2010
Choruses of "Don't Let Me Download" from the Beatles may finally come to end with the Fab Four's catalog reportedly going up on iTunes shortly. An agreement for legal downloading of the group's cherished catalog of more than 200 songs recorded from 1962 to '70 is about to be announced by Steve Jobs' Apple Inc., the Beatles' Apple Corps and EMI/Capitol Records, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, while also cautioning that plans could change...
NEWS
November 12, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
As her reality series is set to debut on the small screen this weekend, Sarah Palin is also gearing up for a 16-stop tour through the heartland to promote her second book. The preliminary schedule for the tour to promote "America by Heart" includes 13 states, two of which are noteworthy for their significance to the presidential nominating process ? Iowa and South Carolina. Other stops are predominantly in the Midwest, and in predominantly Republican states. It begins in Phoenix on Nov. 23, and includes stops in Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas and Kentucky.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2010 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
The former governor mixes politics and TV well. Maybe too well.. Sarah Palin. They have become two of the most incendiary words in the English language, right up there with WikiLeaks and obesity epidemic. "Sarah Palin. " Say it, write it and evoke instant wrath or rapture. In the last year, she's become not so much a person or even political figure as a brand, a rhetorical franchise of multimedia proportions. Summoning a working mother's multi-tasking skills, Palin spent 2010 puttin' it out there on all the platforms, from book publishing to Twitter, but television is her home base.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 2010 | By Noreen Malone, Special to the Los Angeles Times
When the new season of "Dancing With the Stars" premiered last month, all eyes were on Bristol Palin, 20, who took to the stage for a cha-cha. Palin started the performance in a bespangled gray power suit, a little extra sparkle added to the sort of conservative silhouette a politician or businesswoman might wear. Just a few moves in, she tore it off to reveal a short red Vegas showgirl number. It's not a bad metaphor for the transformation of the whole Palin clan from political upstarts to entertainment stars: Bristol's the new, unlikely queen of reality TV ?
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2010
'Sarah Palin's Alaska' Where: TLC When: 9 and 11 p.m. Sunday Rating: TV-PG (may be unsuitable for young children)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 2010
When Apple Inc. announced last week that the Beatles' catalog would at long last be available for legal downloading on iTunes, many skeptics groused that the two entities had come together too late: Everyone who cares about the group's music long ago found a way to store it on their PCs, laptops or MP3 players. Apparently not. Apple said Tuesday that 450,000 Beatles albums and 2 million individual tracks were downloaded during the first week they went up online. That translates to well more than $8 million spent on Beatles downloads out of the gate, using the single album download price of $12.99 and $1.29 per song.
NEWS
November 16, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
Sen. Lisa Murkowski fired the latest shot in a bitter political rivalry with the state's former governor, saying Sarah Palin doesn't have the "intellectual curiosity" needed to be president. It also was likely no coincidence that Murkowski's made the comment during an interview with " CBS Evening News" host Katie Couric, whose 2008 interviews with then-vice presidential nominee Palin did much to color the nation's perception. Murkowski said her relationship with Palin had been "very professional" during Palin's governorship but that they had rarely spoken since.
OPINION
November 15, 2010 | By Craig Fehrman
"Sarah Palin's Alaska" didn't debut until Sunday night, but the former governor has been defending it for weeks. After Karl Rove wondered how a reality show fit "the American calculus of 'that helps me see you in the Oval Office,'" Fox News gave Palin a chance to respond. "You know, I agree with that," she said. "Those standards have to be high for someone who would ever want to run for president, like, um, wasn't Ronald Reagan an actor? Wasn't he in 'Bedtimes for Bonzo,' 'Bozo' or something?"
NEWS
November 12, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
As her reality series is set to debut on the small screen this weekend, Sarah Palin is also gearing up for a 16-stop tour through the heartland to promote her second book. The preliminary schedule for the tour to promote "America by Heart" includes 13 states, two of which are noteworthy for their significance to the presidential nominating process ? Iowa and South Carolina. Other stops are predominantly in the Midwest, and in predominantly Republican states. It begins in Phoenix on Nov. 23, and includes stops in Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas and Kentucky.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2010
'Sarah Palin's Alaska' Where: TLC When: 9 and 11 p.m. Sunday Rating: TV-PG (may be unsuitable for young children)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2010 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Sarah Palin is the ultimate "American Idol" politician. Plucked from relative obscurity by the McCain campaign, quickly costumed, coached and handed a set list created to play to her strengths, she leapfrogged over the traditional trajectory of a political career directly onto center stage where some viewers/voters loved her and many others didn't. So although it is unprecedented, it is not surprising that, in the aftermath of her unsuccessful vice presidential bid, Palin would quit her actual political job ?
NATIONAL
November 12, 2010 | By Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau
Executives at TLC, the cable channel airing "Sarah Palin's Alaska," insist the docu-travelogue starring the former GOP vice presidential nominee and possible future presidential candidate has no political agenda. Yet if Palin were looking to create a compelling campaign biopic, she could do worse than the lushly produced, eight-part series premiering Sunday. The program casts her as a chipper frontierswoman who juggles motherhood with adventures in Alaska's vast wilderness. One moment Palin is baking cupcakes; the next, she's perched in a boat watching two growling brown bears wrestle.
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