- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 25, 2010

Does she have enough personality and charisma to anchor a reality show from the “Last Frontier”?

You betcha.

Discovery Communications announced Thursday that it has acquired the global rights to “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” an eight-part documentary series about the “remarkable Governor Palin,” the Maryland-based network said.

“With a dynamic personality that has captivated millions, I can’t think of anyone more compelling than Sarah Palin to tell the story of Alaska,” said documentary filmmaker and “Survivor” creator Mark Burnett, who will produce and film the series.

“I’m thrilled to reunite with Discovery on this project, which brings together one of the most fascinating figures of our time with one of the most wondrous places on earth,” Mr. Burnett said.

Mrs. Palin, currently a Fox News contributor and a popular figure within conservative and “tea party” circles, is equally pleased.

“Our family enjoys Discovery’s networks,” she said. “I look forward to working with Mark to bring the wonder and majesty of Alaska to all Americans.”

DIscovery CEO Peter Liguori promised that the Palin-Burnett team “will reveal Alaska’s powerful beauty as it has never been filmed, and as told by one of the state’s proudest daughters.”

Few details about the production and broadcast schedule have been revealed, though the former Alaska governor could earn as much as $1 million an episode, according to some reports. The series will run on Discovery’s female-friendly TLC Network, which is seen in 99 million U.S. households.

Mrs. Palin currently is working on a new book about American values, according to her publisher, HarperCollins. Her previous book, “Going Rogue,” has sold 2.2 million copies.

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