NEW BERLIN, Wis., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Former U.S. vice presidential candidate, governor, best-selling author and original "Mama Grizzly" Sarah Palin returns to series television on Sportsman Channel to host a new show – the first part of the network's "Red, Wild & Blue America" programming plan – for the fast-growing outdoor lifestyle network. Titled "Amazing America with Sarah Palin," the weekly series will premiere in April 2014. The announcement was made today by Gavin Harvey, CEO of Sportsman Channel.
Amazing America with Sarah Palin is an anthology of stories that explore some of the most original, interesting – and sometimes inspiring – people, places and pastimes connected to America's outdoors lifestyle. Governor Palin takes viewers coast-to-coast into what Sportsman Channel calls "Red, Wild and Blue America" – where the American Spirit and the Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. From everyday people to business leaders and celebrities; in cities, suburbs and towns; the leader of the "Status Go" movement – Palin – will find the stories of people and places that share and reflect her passion for what makes America the great, amazing nation that it is.
"I'm excited to help shine a light on all the great American sportsmen and women in the country who live the outdoors lifestyle," said Sarah Palin, host of Amazing America with Sarah Palin. "Sportsman Channel is the leader in their industry and I am thrilled to be partnering with them on this show."
"Governor Palin is one of America's most popular leaders, whose powerful love of country and passion for the great outdoors is inspiring to millions and millions of people," said Gavin Harvey, CEO of Sportsman Channel. "As a sportswoman, humanitarian, and patriot who has visited every corner of the USA, there is no one more qualified to host Amazing America than Sarah Palin."
Palin has been a dynamic figure in the media since her run in 2008 as Senator John McCain's vice presidential running mate. She is a three-time New York Times best-selling author (Going Rogue, America By Heart and Good Tidings and Great Joy), generated almost 100 million Google hits and has nearly five million organic and engaged social media followers. Time Magazine also has named her as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" (2009, 2010). Governor Palin has been married to four-time Iron Dog champion Todd Palin for 25 years. They reside in Wasilla, Alaska, and have five children and two grandchildren.
Sportsman Channel is a part of the nation's largest multimedia company targeted exclusively to serving the information and entertainment needs of outdoors enthusiasts. Sportsman Channel is dedicated to provide the most entertaining and informative hunting, shooting and fishing multimedia content while also promoting conservation and the tradition of the sportsman lifestyle.
Amazing America with Sarah Palin is the first of three new series produced for Sportsman Channel by award-winning production company Pilgrim Studios, run by CEO and Executive Producer Craig Piligian.
About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is the only television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. The leader in outdoor television, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that embraces outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and reveals it through unique, surprising and authentic storytelling. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at www.thesportsmanchannel.com; Facebook, (facebook.com/sportsmanchannel); Twitter (twitter.com/SPORTSMANchnl and twitter.com/SportsmanPR) and YouTube (youtube.com/TheSportsmanChannel).
About Pilgrim Studios: Pilgrim Studios produce a wide variety of programming for television, including The Ultimate Fighter for Fox Sports 1; Ghost Hunters for Syfy; Swamp Pawn and Orange County Choppers for CMT; Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy for HISTORY; Fast N' Loud and Street Outlaws for Discovery; Wicked Tuna for National Geographic Channel; David Tutera: Unveiled for WEtv; and Welcome to Sweetie Pie's and Raising Whitley for OWN.
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