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Palin plans reality TV show on family life in Alaska

Nick Allen in Los Angeles

Published 05/03/2010 | 05:00

Sarah Palin is planning a TV show on her family's life in Alaska. Photo: Getty Images
Sarah Palin is planning a TV show on her family's life in Alaska. Photo: Getty Images

Sarah Palin is said to be in talks to make a reality television programme that shows her family's life in Alaska.

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Some reports said the programme would follow the former Republican vice-presidential candidate, her husband and their five children.

But other reports refer to the proposed programme as a "docu-drama" that would showcase Alaska.

Mrs Palin met TV executives on a trip to Los Angeles where she was appearing on a chat show.

Her publisher said she was also planning to write a second book. Her first, 'Going Rogue', has sold 2.2 million copies.

The new book is described as a "celebration of American virtues and strengths", publisher HarperCollins announced.

The as-yet-untitled book by Ms Palin, who is rumoured to be considering a run for the White House, will feature selections of readings that have inspired her and portraits of people she admires, the publisher said.

"She will also draw from her personal experience to amplify these timely (and timeless) themes," HarperCollins said in a statement.

Ms Palin ran unsuccessfully for vice president on the Republican ticket with presidential nominee Senator John McCain in 2008.

She was governor of Alaska at the time.

Since then, she has resigned as governor and has made public appearances before such groups as the conservative 'Tea Party' movement and on NBC's 'Tonight Show'.

She also has been hired as a commentator on Fox News, where she recently said she was open to a possible White House run in 2012 but had not made up her mind.

The publisher, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp empire, did not disclose the amount of her advance for the new book.

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