Tough enough for cable TV

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At the History Channel, home of Ice Road Truckers, the host of the new weekly series Tougher in Alaska, premiering Thursday, May 8 (10 p.m. Eastern and Pacific), is Geo Beach, 225-pound public radio producer, whose publicity photos support the network’s press release: “It wouldn’t be a tough show without a tough host, and … Geo Beach is just that. Since moving to Alaska, Geo has worked as a logger, firefighter and medic, and commercial fisherman — including winter crabbing on the Bering Sea.” This week, Geo hunts for gold; next week, salmon. On July 31, the series gets around to waste disposal, also tough in Alaska.