Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sarah Palin to Host Special on Fox News Channel

Tonight I saw a commercial on Fox News Channel for a special hosted by Sarah Palin. Seems it's no April Fools joke...

Real American Stories will air Thursday April 1 at 10pmET, and re-air Sunday at 9pmET. Palin's guests will include country singer Toby Keith, rapper/actor LL Cool J and former General Electric CEO Jack Welch.

From Mediaite.com:

The show will “focus on a range of such stories including a Marine Medal of Honor recipient who gave his live to save his comrades.” But also there will be the celebrity guests – a very broad range of celebrity guests.

From The Los Angeles Times Entertainment Blog:

Sarah Palin’s media domination continues this week with the debut Thursday of “Real American Stories,” a new series on Fox News hosted by the former Alaska governor about people with “real-life tales of overcoming adversity.”

The premiere episode also boasts an eclectic trio of celebrity guests. Country music star Toby Keith will discuss his song “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American),” while rapper LL Cool J and former General Electric Chief Executive Jack Welch will discuss their professional successes in a segment called “In Their Own Words.”

Worthy of perusing is this Newsweek piece, in which LL Cool J offered some advice to then President-elect Barack Hussein Obama.

It's also interesting to note that if you Google "ll cool j republican" there are quite a few links that seem to prove him to be often affiliated with the Republican Party. I wonder if the left will call him a racist...

Jack Welch was the CEO of General Electric from 1981 until 2001. When he left General Electric, their stock was selling at about $50 per share. Today they closed at $18.30 under the leadership of Jeffrey Immelt.

While I'm not a big fan of Country music, even I know Toby Keith is a mega-star. I have seem him interviewed on a number of occasions and have great appreciation for the person he appears to be, and I know he's been very involved in supporting our Armed Forces over the years.

On a personal note, I met LL Cool J once. There was a charity NBA event going on in Cleveland, and he and his guests dined at the restaurant I worked at.

He was incredibly gracious, to say the least. He was very concerned about making sure all of his guests were served first, and unlike many celebrities had no special requests. He had absolutely no arrogance about his demeanor; in fact, he came across more humble than arrogant.

He also left a 50% gratuity on a $150 check. Pretty cool.

Check out Memeorandum for more discussion.


RightKlik said...

Cool J on the Palin show or not??

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

I might just have to give the show a try.

Snarky Basterd said...

LL Cool J is denying it ... time will tell.

Z said...

I never thought I could get tired of Palin...but I am tiring. She has that Alaska Travel Series coming out, too.
As I said, I think, at RK's blog...seems like she's assuring herself of a NON political future by overkilling herself ...
kinda sad, I had such high hopes months ago

Soloman said...

I did a follow-up tonight based on the LL Cool J and Toby Keith flack. RK, I included a link to your post - very interesting!

Seems (in my opinion) FNC could have done better by Palin.

Z - I understand what you're saying about "overkill" (is that hate speech? lol!)

she is omnipresent, no doubt about it. Can't say I blame her - she's working the situation to her advantage.

I am, though, starting to think she no longer wishes to be a politician. We shall see... Ronald Reagan had a career on screen before politics...