I know that when I think about the short list of things I want to learn about and people I want to learn about them from, “Alaska” and “Sarah Palin” are right at the very top. Thankfully, Discovery Communications has decided to pick up Sarah Palin’s documentary-style program, imaginatively titled “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” (LOL), and it’s rumored that Mark Burnett Productions will be earning about $1 million per episode. In terms of first-season cable TV money, that’s a pretty serious paycheck.
Here’s the question though: Who is going to watch this? Are there enough families out there that respect Palin and want them to educate their child about Alaskan wildlife when it’s not exactly the hardest information to come by? Let’s put it this way: If this show does well, we should all be more afraid than ever.