Numerous entertainment outlets have been buzzing, as we related, that Discovery Communications has acquired “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” the documentary series that the former Alaska governor has proposed about her state. The New York Times "Media Decoder" blog reported this morning that Gov. Palin's project will be cablecast on Discovery Communications' The Learning Channel:
The eight-episode travelogue will “reveal Alaska’s powerful beauty as it has never been filmed, and as told by one of the state’s proudest daughters,” Peter Liguori, Discovery’s chief operating officer, said in a statement.Discovery's news release characterizes the endeavor as a “documentary series about the remarkable Governor Palin and her home state of Alaska.” The company has acquired both the U.S. and overseas rights to the series.
The channel has not yet specified a premiere date for “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” in part because it has yet to start filming. The title could change.
Eileen O’Neill, the president and general manager of TLC, said in a statement that “TLC is grounded in great storytelling, strong characters, and passionate audiences drawn to extraordinary people doing extraordinary things. We are confident ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ will be another compelling television event.”Discovery's announcement is here, and the Times' full report is here.