NEW BERLIN, WI (December 18, 2014) – Season Two of Sportsman Channel’s original series Amazing America with Sarah Palin, produced by Pilgrim Studios, premieres on January 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. In 12 new episodes, the “First Lady of the Outdoors” takes viewers across the United States to share inspiring stories of outdoor enthusiasts/personalities, craftsmen, and other notable Americans who go out of their way to help others.
Ted Nugent, legendary rocker, “Motor City Madman,” outspoken advocate of the Constitution’s First and Second Amendments and host of Outdoor Channel’s Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild joins former vice presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for the January 29 episode.
“Ted Nugent is not only a rock-n-roll icon, but a true American outdoorsman who practices what he preaches,” said Palin. “His outspoken candor regarding America and our civil liberties is a breath of fresh air. I’m so excited he’s joining me for an episode this season.”
“Sarah Palin is a great American and a great friend to freedom lovers everywhere,” proclaimed Nugent. “She will go down in history as a strong, courageous freedom fighter for ‘We the People’ in this diabolical culture war. I am proud to stand with her.”
This season, Amazing America will visit the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, featuring archery, shooting and wheelchair basketball competition for injured veterans; discuss “Operation Home,” a program that builds houses for veterans, with former Army infantryman and Dancing with the Stars winner JR Martinez; travel to Maine to learn training techniques from a Wilderness Rescue team; and go behind-the-scenes at the Bristol Motor Speedway and the city’s bomb squad, as well as many other adventures.
Palin has been a dynamic figure in the media since 2008, when she was nominated 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), has generated almost 100 million Google hits and has more than 5.5 million organic and engaged social media followers. Time Magazine has named her as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” twice (2009 and 2010). Governor Palin has been married to four-time Iron Dog champion Todd Palin for 26 years. They reside in Wasilla, Alaska, and have five children and two grandchildren.
Nugent, a tireless constitutional rights advocate and award-winning host of Outdoor Channel’s Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild, is a proud member of the National Bowhunters Hall of Fame, and author of more than 40 publications, including New York Times best-sellers – Ted, White & Blue: The Nugent Manifesto; God, Guns and Rock ‘n’ Roll; Kill It and Grill It; BloodTrails and BloodTrails II.
In addition to host Sarah Palin, season one co-host Jerry Carroll will return for Season Two. Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner will join Carroll this season as a co-host in the field.
In its first season, Amazing America with Sarah Palin helped propel Sportsman Channel to triple-digit growth among households and key male demographics.
Amazing America with Sarah Palin is produced by Pilgrim Studios. Craig Piligian, Jake Shelton and Brett Boydstun are executive producers.
Sportsman Channel is dedicated to providing the most entertaining and informative hunting, shooting and fishing multimedia content while also promoting conservation and the tradition of the sportsman lifestyle.
About Pilgrim Studios:
Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Studios produces a wide variety of unscripted and scripted programming for television, including hit series Fast N’ Loud, Misfit Garage and Street Outlaws for Discovery; Ghost Hunters for Syfy; The Ultimate Fighter for FOX Sports 1; Down East Dickering for History; Orange County Choppers and Swamp Pawn for CMT; Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s and Raising Whitley for OWN; David Tutera’s CELEBrations for WEtv; Wicked Tuna and Wicked Tuna: North vs. South for National Geographic Channel; Amazing America with Sarah Palin, Camp Stew and Saving Private K-9 for Sportsman Channel; Bring It! for Lifetime; and the recently launched Somebody’s Gotta Do It with Mike Rowe for CNN. The company also produced the breakout movie Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives for Discovery’s 2013 Shark Week, as well as the movie Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine and the special Megalodon: The New Evidence for the channel’s Shark Week 2014. In the scripted realm, Pilgrim has produced the pilot Recovery Road ABC Family. The company’s original movies for Lifetime include Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial In Italy; Abducted: The Carlina White Story, which earned a 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing In A Motion Picture; and the crime thriller Stalkers.
About Sportsman Channel:
Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is a television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. A division of KSE Outdoor Group, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, (facebook.com/sportsmanchannel); Twitter (twitter.com/SPORTSMANchnl and twitter.com/SportsmanPR) and YouTube (youtube.com/TheSportsmanChannel).
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