Sportsman Channel’s ‘Amazing America’ Takes the Ultimate ‘Survival Trial’

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New Berlin, Wis. –( Survival Trial is a competition that requires grit, determination and physical endurance – attributes that can be seen in this week’s episode of Amazing America with Sarah Palin. Field host, Jerry Carroll introduces viewers to a vast cross-section of proud Americans who walk more than 200 miles on foot with 50-pound backpacks for up to 72 hours. Carroll is a willing participant and discovers the course is not for the faint of heart. Experience the ups and downs on Thursday, February 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Sportsman Channel.

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The wilderness offers abundant beauty, ruggedness and, in many cases, hidden dangers. Field host, Tara Conner travels to Maine to get first-hand training on wilderness rescue. The Wilderness Rescue Team is a group of volunteer first responders who bravely face arduous challenges to aid those in peril. Conner is placed in a mock rescue scenario that illustrates the real-life consequences that adventure-seekers could potentially face.

“I am amazed and impressed by the number of people who enter the Survival Trial,” said Jerry Carroll, field co-host of Amazing America with Sarah Palin. “I picked up one of the backpacks carried by the participants and nearly fell over it was so heavy. Viewers will be inspired by these exceptional Americans.”

Amazing America with Sarah Palin airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Sportsman Channel.

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, Street Outlaws and #BikerLive for Discovery; Ghost Hunters and The Wil Wheaton Project 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 (Pilgrim also produced the eight-part documentary Lindsay for the network); David Tutera: Unveiled for WEtv; Wicked Tuna and its new spin-off, Wicked Tuna: North vs. South, for National Geographic Channel; and Bring It! for Lifetime. In the scripted realm, Pilgrim’s original movies for Lifetime include Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial In ItalyAbducted: The Carlina White Story, which earned a 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing In A Motion Picture; and the crime thriller Stalkers.  Among Pilgrim’s current scripted projects is the pilot Recovery Road for ABC Family, starring Samantha Logan.

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, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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Robert Suttner

I do not have the sportsman channel on my direct tv package but i participated in the Survival Trial Sundowner and was wondering if i could get a copy or link to see yesterday’s episode. thanks

bob suttner
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