FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 3rd, 2016
IN MEMORY OF ARNOLD PALMER: GOLF CHANNEL TO DEVOTE TUESDAY, OCT. 4 TO LIVE COVERAGE OF MEMORIAL SERVICE
ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct 3, 2016) – Golf Channel will devote an entire day to celebrating the life and legacy of the King, including live coverage of Arnold Palmer’s memorial service on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. ET from the St. Vincent College basilica in Latrobe, Pa.
Morning Drive and Golf Central will both be onsite throughout the morning prior to the memorial service. Coverage will feature interviews with special guests in attendance, along with live reports throughout the day. Reporting on-site in Latrobe will be Golf Channel’s Kelly Tilghman and Rich Lerner.
At 1 p.m. ET following the memorial service, Golf Channel will feature a special airing of Arnie, Golf Channel Films’ four-part documentary on Palmer’s life and career. The celebration of the King continues at 5 p.m. ET, with highlights of Palmer’s 1960 Masters victory. At 6 p.m. ET, a second Golf Central Special show will recap the memorial service from earlier in the day, hosted by Tilghman and Lerner on-site in Latrobe and featuring special guests.
Primetime will return to previously scheduled programming, including the season finale of Feherty, premiering at 9 p.m. ET and featuring fellow Western Pennsylvania sports icon, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Hall-of-Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw. Golf Channel’s original series Driver vs. Driver presented by Wilson premieres at 10 p.m. ET, showcasing aspiring golf equipment designers developing the next retail driver for Wilson Golf, Palmer’s original equipment brand.
Join the Conversation in Memory of The King
Fans who are unable to attend Tuesday’s memorial service in-person are being encouraged to congregate at their local golf course to watch with fellow fans of The King and post a photo on social media with the hashtag, #ArniesArmy.
Tuesday, Oct. 4 (All Times EST)
7-10 a.m. Morning Drive
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Arnold Palmer Memorial Service
1-5 p.m. Arnie
5-6 p.m. 1960 Masters Highlights
6-7:30 p.m. Golf Central Special: Arnold Palmer Memorial
7:30-9 p.m. Golf Central Special: Arnold Palmer Memorial (Replay)
9-10 p.m. Feherty – Terry Bradshaw – Premiere
10-11 p.m. Driver vs. Driver – Premiere
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Golf Channel is a multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Fla. Serving the most-affluent audience in all of television, Golf Channel – co-founded by Arnold Palmer in 1995 and now part of NBC Sports Group – is available in more than 200 million homes in 84 countries and 11 languages around the world. Golf Channel features more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, including tournament action from the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, The Open, Olympics, and Ryder Cup, as well as high-quality news, instruction and original programming. Golf Channel’s digital platforms, headed by GolfChannel.com, deliver unmatched coverage of the world of golf. Fans are able to enjoy 24/7 live streaming of Golf Channel content through Golf Live Extra and NBC Sports Live Extra, both powered by Playmaker Media, and select programming is simulcast via SiriusXM’s PGA TOUR Radio. In addition, Golf Channel connects the world to golf through a wide array of digital and lifestyle services including Golf Channel Mobile, a comprehensive app covering golf’s latest headlines, scores and analysis; GolfNow, the world’s largest online tee time booking platform and golf course technology partner, which includes the GolfNow Mobile App, featuring on-course GPS tracking, in-round scoring and game tracking; GolfAdvisor.com, the world’s largest golf course ratings and review resource for golfers, by golfers; a North American network of Golf Channel Academy instructional facilities; and Golf Channel Am Tour, the world’s largest amateur golf tour.
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