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SFP Interview: Natalie White from Survivor Samoa
(SFP 12.28.09)
Watch this interview to learn her secret to a winning social game, how to make the most of what you have and much more.

Survivor Talk: Natalie Responds to Being Called 'Pitiful' By Russell
(EW.com 12.21.09)

Survivor: Samoa - Exclusive Interview with Winner Natalie White

(realitywanted 12.21.09)

'Survivor: Samoa' winner Natalie White feeling 'disbelief, shock'

(zap2it 12.21.09)

"I Won Fair and Square" – RNO's Interview with Survivor: Samoa Winner Natalie

(RNO 12.21.09)


Evil Russell says he is America's sole 'Survivor'
(Houston Chronicle 12.31.09)
Russell Hantz of Dayton, who famously lost Survivor: Samoa, called the newsroom Tuesday looking for a reporter -- any reporter. He wanted to talk about how well he played the game.

SFP Interview: Russell Hantz from Survivor Samoa
(SFP 12.28.09)
Watch this interview to learn how he felt about being a fan favorite, his perspective on the social aspects of the game, what he is looking for next and much more.

Survivor's Russell: "You Have to Love the Way I Played the Game"

(TV Guide 12.22.09)


Exclusive: Russell Hantz talks about his 'Survivor: Samoa' "upset"

(RTVW 12.21.09)

Survivor Talk:  Russell Says:  "I Wanted to Cry at the Reunion
(EW.com 12.21.09)

Survivor: Samoa - Exclusive Interview with Russell Hantz
(realitywanted 12.21.09)

Survivor: Samoa’s Russell Hantz: ‘I Am Really Good At This Game’
(People.com 12.21.09)

"I'm F@%#ing Really Pissed Off!" – RNO's Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Samoa’s Runner-Up, Russell

(RNO 12.21.09)


SFP Interview: Mick Trimming from Survivor Samoa
(SFP 12.28.09)
Watch this interview to learn the details behind the "injury" he sustained on the island, how he felt about his edit, his definition of feckless and much more.

Survivor's Mick: My Morals Mattered More Than the Money

(TV Guide 12.23.09)

Exclusive: Mick Trimming talks about his 'Survivor: Samoa' journey
(RTVW 12.21.09)

"The Opportunities Were There All the Time" – RNO's Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Samoa’s Mick

(RNO 12.21.09)


SFP Interview: Brett Clouser from Survivor Samoa
(SFP 12.28.09)
Watch this interview to learn how he applied what he learned from his business life to the game, the critical elements of his social strategy, how he is working to help others improve their self image and much more.

'Survivor: Samoa's' Brett Clouser: It was 'a pretty easy decision'

(zap2it 12.21.09)

"I’d Adapt My Dynamic with Each Person" – RNO's Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Samoa’s Brett

(RNO 12.21.09)


SFP Interview: Jaison Robinson from Survivor Samoa
(SFP 12.28.09)
Watch this interview to learn how he felt about his edit, what it was like watching with family and friends, the next challenge he will face and much more.

Exclusive: Jaison Robinson discusses his 'Survivor: Samoa' experience
(RTVW 12.21.09)

"
There Was Never a Point Where I Was Going to Quit" – RNO's Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Samoa’s Jaison

(RNO 12.21.09)


Shambo WatersSFP Interview: Shambo from Episode 14 Survivor Samoa
(SFP 12.19.09)
Watch this two part interview to learn how this fan was selected for Survivor, her proudest moment from the Schmergen Brawl, what practical use the Shambo Shack provided, how she felt about the things Russell said about her and much more

'Survivor's' Shannon Waters: 'I was wounded in every shape and form'
(Seattle Times 12.19.09)

Survivor's Shambo: "I Was the Only One on Galu That Was Loyal"
(TV Guide 12.18.09)

Shambo Waters: Laura is 'a great Christian woman'
(zap2it 12.18.09)

"Galu Was So Discombobulated With Their Disloyalty" – RNO’s Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Samoa’s Shambo

(RNO 12.18.09)


"I Definitely Interfered with Some of His Game" – RNO's Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Samoa’s Monica
(RNO 12.15.09)

SFP Interview: Second Castoff from Episode 13 Survivor Samoa
(SFP 12.15.09)
Listen to this interview to hear her assessment of each of the remaining players, what criteria is important to win her vote, which two players she is rooting for to win and much more.

Survivor's Monica: Russell's "Burned a Lot of Bridges"
(TV Guide 12.14.09)

Exclusive: Monica Padilla talks about 'Survivor: Samoa'
(RTVW 12.14.09)

'Survivor: Samoa's' Monica Padilla: Russell won't win the million dollars
(zap2it 12.14.09)


Danger Dave BallSFP Interview: Castoff from Episode 13 Survivor Samoa
(SFP 12.11.09)
Listen to this interview to find out who he thinks is getting a sweetheart edit but does not deserve it, the castaway he hit so hard in the Schmergen Brawl challenge that he made him throw up, an assessment of each of the remaining players and much more.

Exclusive: David Ball talks about his 'Survivor: Samoa' experience
(RTVW 12.11.09)

Survivor's Dave Reveals How to Go Out "Like a Man"
(TV Guide 12.11.09)

'Survivor: Samoa's' 'Danger' Dave Ball: 'I'm a Great Player'
(zap2it 12.11.09)

 

"I Was the First Person They Didn’t Really Blindside" – RNO's Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Samoa’s Dave

(RNO 12.11.09)  


Russell HantzMick Compares Russell to a Snake on 'Survivor: Samoa'
(Entertainment Tonight 12.10.09)
Despite the united front that the former members of Foa Foa have presented these past few weeks, all is not as calm and bright as it might seem on the surface on "Survivor: Samoa." Mick Trimming is beginning to have second thoughts about whether or not Russell Hantz is really planning to take him and Jaison Robinson to the final three.

John FincherExclusive:  John Fincher talks about 'Survivor: Samoa'
(RTVW 12.4.09)

Survivor's John Talks About Turning Against Galu and the Alliances That Could Have Saved Him
(TV Guide 12.4.09)

Survivor's John Fincher: We were Outgunned Strategically and Intellectually
(ET 12.5.09)

SFP Interview: Castoff from Episode 11 Survivor Samoa
(SFP 12.04.09)
Listen to this interview to learn the unique way he was selected for the show, why he focused on getting rid of Mick, if Shambo really can cook and much more.

'Survivor: Samoa's' John Fincher on Russell: 'Doing business with the Devil'
(zap2it 12.4.09)

"I Can’t Compete with God Talking to Shambo in Her Dreams" – An Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Samoa’s John
(RNO 12.4.09)


Stephen’s Survivor Strategy Blog: Samoa’s Secret Strategists
(People.com 12.2.09)
Stephen Fishbach from Survivor: Tocantins sizes up Russell Hantz's competition 

New Hampshire 'Survivor' shares her story with fans
(Meredith News 12.2.09)
Local "Survivor" fans were treated to a visit recently from Betsy Bolan, who spilled behind-the-scenes secrets about her time as a castaway on the currently-airing "Survivor: Samoa."

SFP Interview: Castoff from Episode 10 Survivor Samoa
(SFP 11.20.09)
Listen to this interview to learn the interesting twist behind how she was chosen for the show, her theory on why Shambo was out to get her, the serious injury she had to overcome to play the game and much more 

Survivor's Laura: I Was Never the Mean Girl
(TVGuide 11.20.09)

Exclusive: Laura Morett discusses her 'Survivor: Samoa' elimination
(RTVW 11.20.09)



"It's Sad That She Has That Much Bitterness" – RNO's Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Samoa's Laura

(RNO 11.20.09)

 

 

'Survivor: Samoa's' Laura Morett: 'Well played by Russell'

(zap2it 11.20.09)


Survivor’s Kelly Reacts to Surprise Elimination, Fire Ants
(People 11.15.09)


'Survivor: Samoa': Russell Stays; Kelly Talks About Being Bushwacked
(ET 11.15.09)

SFP Interview: Castoff from Episode 9 Survivor Samoa
(SFP 11.14.09)
Listen to this interview to learn why they really decided to vote Eric off, what she did at the Ponderosa, how she was chosen for the show, who she would like to see win, and what surprised her when she saw it on TV.

Survivor's Kelly Discusses Shambo and Her Tribe's Big Mistake
(TVGuide 11.14.09)

Exclusive: Kelly Sharbaugh talks about 'Survivor: Samoa'
(RTVW 11.14.09)

"I Didn’t Get Much TV Time But I Feel Like I Played a Good Game" – RNO's Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Samoa’s Kelly

(RNO 11.13.09)


Survivor's Erik Calls Elimination the 'Perfect Blindside'
(People.com 11.9.09)

Exclusive Interview with 'Survivor: Samoa' Contestant Erik Cardona
(BuddyTV 11.9.09)

SFP Interview: Castoff from Episode 8 Survivor Samoa
(SFP 11.7.09)
SFP interviewed Erik Cardona. He left the game in episode 8 of Survivor Samoa. Erik followed Liz and was "blindsided" at tribal council, but we will get to see more from him as he became the first member of the jury. 

Exclusive: Erik Cardona discusses his 'Survivor: Samoa' blindside
(RTVW 11.7.09)

Survivor's Erik: Teammates "Broke My Heart"
(TVGuide 11.7.09)

"They All Stabbed Me in the Back" – RNO's Exclusive Interview with Survivor’s Erik

(RNO 11.6.09)


SFP Interview: Castoff from Episode 7 Survivor Samoa
(SFP 10.31.09)
Listen to this interview to find out what she did to prepare herself for the show, her assessment of her tribemates as well as some on Galu, the single event that changed her fate in the game and lots more!

"Foa Foa Was Murphy's Law Personified" – RNO's Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Samoa's Liz

(RNO 10.30.09)

Exclusive: Ousted castaway Elizabeth Kim talks about 'Survivor: Samoa'
(RTVW 10.30.09)

Survivor's Liz: "I Was a Serious Threat"
(TV Guide 10.30.09)
Unfortunately, after losing Thursday's reward and immunity challenges, it was Liz Kim that had her flame put out at tribal council. 

'Survivor: Samoa's' Elizabeth Kim: Tried to make a 'Yuppie Alliance'
(zap2it 10.30.09)


SFP Interview: Castoff from Episode 6 Survivor Samoa
(SFP 10.24.09)
Listen to this interview to find out how he and his family reacted to seeing his illness on TV, how he's doing now, his assessment of the Galu tribe 

Survivor: Russell Has False Memories About Medical Emergency
(People.com 10.24.09)

Exclusive: Russell Swan talks about 'Survivor: Samoa' evacuation
(RTVW 10.23.09)

Survivor's Russell: For a Moment "I Wish I Had Died"
(TV Guide 10.23.09)

'Survivor: Samoa': Interview with contestant Russell Swan
(zap2it.com 10.23.09)

Exclusive 'Survivor: Samoa' interview: Russell Swan
(examiner.com 10.23.09)

"The Game Is Cool But I Didn’t Want to Give Up My Life!" – RNO's Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Samoa's Russell S.

(RNO 10.23.09)


SFP Interview: Castoff from Episode 5 Survivor Samoa
(SFP 10.17.09)
Listen to this interview to find out what show she really wanted to be on, why she spoiled the secret of the fake immunity idol, how she felt about the things Russell said about her and lots more!

Exclusive Interview With Ashley Trainer of 'Survivor: Samoa'
(BuddyTV 10.16.09)

 
Exclusive: Ashley Trainer dishes on 'Survivor: Samoa' experience

(RTVW 10.16.09)

Exclusive 'Survivor: Samoa' interview: Ashley Trainer
(Examiner 10.16.09)


Survivor's Ashley Reveals Tribe's Weakest Links and Secret for Success
(TV Guide 10.16.09)

"I Honestly Thought That Russell and Natalie Were My Allies" – RNO's Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Samoa’s Ashley
(RNO 10.16.09)


Survivor's Yasmin Giles on Rivals: "They're Babies to Me"
(
TV Guide 10.9.09)

 

SFP Interview: Castoff from Episode 4 Survivor Samoa
(SFP 10.9.09)
Listen to this interview to get her take on each of her tribemates, to find out if she and Ben buried the hatchet, how she was chosen for the show and lots more!

 

Survivor: Samoa - Exclusive Interview with Yasmin Giles

(RealityWanted 10.9.09)

 

 

"I Checked Out of Survivor Way Before My Torch Was Put Out" – RNO's Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Samoa's Yasmin

(RNO 10.9.09)


Ben Browning'Survivor' Villain Ben Browning: I Don't Care What People Think About Me
(ET 10.2.09)

Ben Browning talks about 'Survivor: Samoa' experience
(RTVW 10.2.09)

Survivor: Samoa Interview - Ben 
(IGN 10.7.09)
The controversial contestant defends his actions. 

SFP Interview: Castoff from Episode 3 of Survivor Samoa
(SFP 10.2.09)
Listen to this interview to find out how he was chosen for the show, the story of the fake hidden immunity idol he made, what lead up to his comments to Yasmin that we didn't get to hear and lots more!

'Outlaw' Ben Browning of 'Survivor: Samoa'
(BuddyTV 10.2.09)

"I'm Sure as Hell Not Going to Apologize to People Who Use the Race Card" – RNO's Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Samoa's Ben
(RNO 10.2.09)

Survivor: Samoa - Exclusive Interview with Ben Browning
(RealityWanted 10.2.09)


Russell HantzHow Easy Is It to Win 'Survivor'?
(Newsweek 10.1.09)
The current season, Survivor’s 19th, features a foul, brutish little tank of a man named Russell Hantz, who is arguably the biggest villain the show has ever seen. He's even worse than Richard Hatch.

Betsy BolanExclusive Interview with Betsy Bolan with 'Survivor: Samoa'
(BuddyTV 9.25.09)
Though she never seemed to find her strategic footing, she brought a nurturing spirit and a well earned wisdom to the show that added warmth to an otherwise gritty cast

SFP Interview: Castoffs from Episode 2 of Survivor Samoa
(SFP 9.27.09)
Listen to this interview to find out how long it took Mike to recover, why Betsy didn't placate Russell and lots more as we sit down for a 20 minute chat with two real Survivor fans that made it on to the show

Exclusive: Betsy Bolan talks about her 'Survivor: Samoa' experience
(RTVW 9.25.09)

"They Couldn't Have Been That Dumb" – RNO's Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Samoa's Betsy

(RNO 9.25.09)
Betsy was targeted as the old person, though Russell’s main goal was to get her out because she was too smart for him. Just what did she think of Russell? 


Mike BorassiExclusive Interview with Mike Borassi from 'Survivor: Samoa'
(BuddyTV 9.25.09)
Mike Borassi , the 62-year-old personal chef from Marina del Ray, California, was evacuated from the game. After trying hard to prove himself in the Schmergenbrawl challenge he collapsed twice from the exhaustion and dehydration. 

I Put It All on the Line" – RNO's Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Samoa’s Mike

(RNO 9.25.09)
Mike had the unfortunate situation arise where he was pulled from the game due to medical reasons. How is he doing now? What actually happened and how long did it take him to recover? 

Exclusive: Mike Borassi talks about his 'Survivor: Samoa' journey
RTVW 9.25.09)


Jeff Probst - Emmy Awards'Survivor's' Probst wins best reality host Emmy
(Examiner.com 9.20.09)
During his heartwarming acceptance speech, Probst said, “The adventure that you’re living is the one you get, so go for it!” This is the host’s second Emmy Award win; he also won in the same category in 2008

Marisa CalihanSurvivor: Samoa’s Marisa Calihan Stands Up to Russell
(People 9.18.09)
Marisa Calihan, a 27-year-old Spanish major from Cincinnati, was the first (and surely not the last) target of muscular manipulator Russell on Survivor: Samoa. She spoke with PEOPLE about why standing up to bullies is more important than winning

SFP Interview: Castoff from Episode 1 of Survivor Samoa
(SFP 9.19.09)
Listen to this interview to learn more about her tribe, the foods available near their lagoon, extra tribal council details and lots more!

Exclusive Interview with 'Survivor: Samoa' Castoff
(BuddyTV 9.18.09)
Marisa talks about whether she saw a strategy to Ben's cruelty, why no one heard Russell emptying the canteens, whether she thought Natalie or Ashley had more going for them and where she got her signature hair piece.

 

"The Way He Treated Us Was Abusive" – RNO’s Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Samoa's Marisa

(RNO 9.18.09)
She got onto Russell’s radar and that was that. Did she have any inkling just how nasty he was? 

 

Survivor: Samoa
Aired: Fall 2009

 



Show Details

Season:  19th
Location:
  American Samoa
Tribes:  Foa Foa (Yellow Buffs), Timbira (Black Buffs),  Forza - Merged (Green Buffs) 
Players:  20
Notable Events: The twenty contestants were already assigned tribes at the start of the game, but, based only on appearances, the tribes were told to vote one of their own as a "leader", who, for the first half of the game, would make critical decisions at certain challenges, in particular, selecting one member of their tribe to spend the day after reward challenges with the other tribe through which they would receive a clue to the hidden immunity idol.

The Jury Has Voted
Natalie White Wins Survivor: Samoa
Russell Hantz: 2nd Place
Mick Trimming:  3rd Place

Final 2

Russell Hantz:  Fan Favorite 
Wins $100,000

Brett Voted Out

Brett Clouster: 17th Castaway
 to Leave the Game

Jaison Voted Out

Jaison Robinson: 16th Castaway 
to Leave the Game

Finale News

 

The Tribe Has Spoken
Shambo Voted Out 
15th Castaway To Leave
Survivor: Samoa

Shambo - Voted Out

Episode 13 News

 

The Tribe Has Spoken
Monica Padilla: 14th Castaway
 Voted Off Survivor: Samoa

Monica Padilla - Voted Off Survivor: Samoa

Dave Ball: 13h Castaway
 Voted Off Survivor: Samoa

Dave Ball - Voted Off Survivor: Samoa

Episode 12 News


The Tribe Has Spoken
John Fincher Voted Out 
12th Castaway To Leave
Survivor: Samoa

John Fincher - Voted Out

Episode 11 News

 

The Tribe Has Spoken
Laura Morett Voted Out After Tie Vote
11th Castaway To Leave
Survivor: Samoa

Laura Morett - Voted Out

Episode 10 News

 

The Tribe Has Spoken
Kelly Sharbaugh Blindsided 
10th Castaway To Leave
Survivor: Samoa

Episode 9 News

 

The Tribe Has Spoken
Erik Cardona Blindsided 
by Merged Aiga Tribe
9th Castaway To Leave
Survivor: Samoa

Episode 8 News

 

The Tribe Has Spoken
Elizabeth Kim Eliminated  
From the Game 
8th Castaway  To Leave
Survivor: Samoa

Episode 7 News

 

Swan Song
Russell Swan Medevaced 
From the Game 
7th Castaway  To Leave
Survivor: Samoa

Episode 6 News


The Tribe Has Spoken
Ashley Trainer Axed From Tribe: 
5th Castaway  Voted Off 
Survivor: Samoa

Ashley Trainer - Voted Out of Survivor: Samoa

Episode 5 News


The Tribe Has Spoken
Yasmin Giles Yanked From Tribe: 
4th Castaway  Voted Off 
Survivor: Samoa

Yasmin Giles - Voted Out of Survivor: Samoa

Episode 4 News


The Tribe Has Spoken
Ben Browning Bounced From Tribe: 
3rd Castaway  Voted Off 
Survivor: Samoa

Ben Browning

Episode 3 News


The Tribe Has Spoken
Betsy Bolan: Second Castaway
 Voted Off Survivor: Samoa

Betsy Bolan - Voted Off Survivor: Samoa

Mike Borassi Med-Evaced From Game After Grueling Immunity Challenge

Episode 2 News


The Tribe Has Spoken
Marisa Calihan: First Castaway
 Voted Off Survivor: Samoa

Marisa Calihan

Episode 1 News


Samoa
Survivor: Season 19
Filming Location Info 

 

Geography/Location
Island nation in the South Pacific Ocean,
the country is located east of the international date line and south of the equator, about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand in the Polynesian region of the Pacific Ocean. 

The total land area is 2934 km² (slightly smaller than the U.S. state of Rhode Island), consisting of the two large islands of Upolu and Savai'i which account for 99% of the total land area, and eight small islets. Narrow coastal plain with volcanic, rocky, rugged mountains in interior, The combination of tropical climate and fertile soil make Samoa the perfect breeding ground for rainforests and other lush landscapes.   Samoa is blessed with an abundance of gorgeous waterfalls, each with their own distinctive charm.


Climate
tropical; rainy season (November to April), dry season (May to October)


 More Info

'Survivor' Reality Show Lives Up to Name
(NY Times 12.21.09)
Though the jury’s ultimate decision on “Survivor: Samoa” may have upset faithful viewers, that reality show proved its resilience on Sunday night. The two-hour finale (in which Natalie White, below, won the show’s $1 million prize over the heavily favored Russell Hantz) delivered an average of 14.1 million viewers

Mark Burnett Decade's Big 'Survivor' 
(Variety.com 12.18.09)
Reality show helped rewrite TV model.  Take a bow, producer Mark Burnett: "Survivor" is the most influential program of the soon-to-be-concluded decade.
More Here >>


Survivor's Ethan Zohn Gets Good News in His Cancer Battle
(People.com 12.10.09)
Ethan Zohn received an early present this holiday season: a clear PET Scan.

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