Fishing, kayaking Sarah Palin debuts TV show trailer

Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:51pm EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hiking in the Alaskan snow, bear-watching, fishing, kayaking and family -- that apparently is what Sarah Palin loves best, according to a trailer for her new TV reality show released on Friday.

Better known for rallying conservatives and Tea Party followers at political meetings, the former U.S. vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor is the subject of an eight-part TV series making its debut on November 14.

"I'd rather be doing this than in some stuffy, old political office. I'd rather be out here being free," Palin says in the trailer for "Sarah Palin's Alaska."

The brief clip shows Palin having fun in Alaska countryside with her husband Todd and five children, kayaking down rivers, watching wild bears playing, and trekking across snow-filled hills.

The TV show on channel TLC is the latest media venture for Palin, the polarizing Republican who is widely thought to be weighing a run for president in 2012. Her second book "America by Heart" is expected to be published in late November after her 2009 best-seller "Going Rogue".

Palin's eldest daughter Bristol, 19, a single mother and a paid speaker on the topic of abstinence before marriage, is currently a contestant on popular TV show "Dancing with the Stars."

Bristol Palin's former boyfriend Levi Johnston is also working on his own upcoming TV show which chronicles his bid to be elected mayor of Wasilla, Alaska -- a post once held by Sarah Palin.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant, editing by Christine Kearney)

<p>Sarah Palin reads the headlines in the Anchorage Daily News in Wasilla, Alaska, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Nathaniel Wilder</p>