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'Cable Guy' tours country for History Channel


NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Funny man Dan Whitney, the Blue Collar Comedy crew member known as "Larry the Cable Guy," says Louisiana and Alaska are among the states that gave him great fodder for the second season of his History Channel show "Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy," which premieres Jan. 11.

The show takes quirky and humorous approaches to interesting people and places across the country. Season two opens with Whitney's venture to the Alaska frontier, where he goes on a stakeout with authorities to catch illegal moose hunters, learns some moose calls and helps one of the state's top moose scientists with an experiment.

Whitney said he also made an unannounced visit to the home of former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

"She was a good sport," Whitney said with a laugh. "She didn't shoot me or anything."

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