In 'Sarah Palin's Alaska,' Bear Imagery Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold; Just Right : Monkey See Sarah Palin has made a theme out of talking about mama bears, and on her new show Sarah Palin's Alaska, she runs into a literal mama bear, who she explains is a lot like a good old mama.
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In 'Sarah Palin's Alaska,' Bear Imagery Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold; Just Right

Sarah Palin ready to head up the river in Todd's boat to go see the fish counting as part of her new TLC series, Sarah Palin's Alaska. Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images/Discovery Networks hide caption

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As you may have heard, TLC will air Sarah Palin's Alaska beginning November 14. In this preview clip, Palin and family head out in a boat to fish, only to wind up in a discussion about "mama bears" that is laden with symbolism.