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Model and TV personality Lauren Thompson possesses an impressive spectrum of talent that allows for a wide range of roles.

Posts Tagged ‘Golf

History and Programming of the Golf Channel

On air since 1995, the Golf Channel broadcasts golf-related programming 24 hours a day. Owned by NBCUniversal, Inc., the network maintains a presence in more than 100 million households located in the United States, Canada, Asia, and Latin America.

The Golf Channel offers a range of programming that includes PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Champions Tour, and other circuit events. The network currently serves as the exclusive cable television home for the PGA and the LPGA Tours, providing annual coverage of the FedExCup, the World Golf Championships, The Players Championship, and some 44 other PGA tournaments. Additionally, the Golf Channel features in-depth news coverage through such shows as Morning Drive and the nightly Golf Central, reality television series such as The Big Break and Pipe Dream, and entertainment programming including Golf’s Amazing Videos and Donald J. Trump’s Fabulous World of Golf.

To present its programming, the Golf Channel relies on a team of talented television personalities. Included among their ranks is Lauren Thompson, host of the network’s GolfNow travel program as well as Top 10, which ranks some of golf’s most spectacular moments, players, and other subjects. Lauren Thompson maintains an impressive background as an on-air interviewer and newscaster, having worked for TNA (Total Nonstop Action Wrestling) iMPACT! and other sports shows. Thompson contributes to an all-star broadcasting team that includes Whit Watson, the former ESPN host and current host and reporter for Golf Central, and Erik Kuselias, another previous ESPN television and radio correspondent and host who now appears on the show Morning Drive.


Written by laurenbthompson

August 1, 2011 at 11:13 pm

The Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

I am proud to support the work of the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, which is located in Orlando, Florida. Listed as one of the nation’s Top 30 pediatric hospitals according to U.S. News & World Report, it is the sole hospital in Central Florida equipped with an emergency and trauma department for pediatric patients. The Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children was founded due to the efforts of a dedicated group of pediatricians who saw a growing need for specialized services for women and children. In early 1980, they created the Children’s Medical Foundation of Greater Orlando, which became the Children’s Hospital Foundation shortly thereafter. Combining efforts with the Orlando Regional Medical Center, the group began planning a specialized hospital, recruiting Arnold Palmer for financial and fundraising assistance. Today, the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is physically connected to the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, forming the Arnold Palmer Medical Center. The hospital is best known for its Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders, which treats a large number of patients in coordination with the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando. Taking a multidisciplinary approach to cancer, the hospital employs physicians, oncologists, nutritionists, physical therapists, and social workers. The hospital also features the Playworks playground, which provides children with a large play area, complete with pirate ship and a meditation garden was created for parents. In recent years, the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children has partnered with the Miami Children’s Hospital to create a Congenital Heart Institute, a top provider of pediatric cardiovascular services.

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September 1, 2010 at 11:47 pm