May 19, 2022

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KSL TV special programming for general conference weekend

SALT LAKE CITY — KSL TV has produced a weekend of special programming for the 192nd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday and Sunday.

The programming includes several original documentaries that you’ll see only on KSL TV.

Saturday, April 2

9:30 a.m.-10 a.m.

HISTORY OF THE SAINTS: Joseph Smith’s Greatest Sermon: The King Follett Discourse

On April 7, 1844, The Prophet Joseph Smith preached a funeral sermon for Elder King Follett before an audience of about 20,000 people in Nauvoo, Illinois. By the doctrines taught and the revolutionary ideas conveyed it remains one of the greatest sermons he ever preached. Indeed, it has been called “one of the truly remarkable sermons ever preached in America.”

Saturday, 10 a.m. – noon

SATURDAY MORNING SESSION OF GENERAL CONFERENCE

Saturday, noon – 12:30 p.m.

TOUGHER THAN A BULLET

On Feb. 16, 2017, 14-year-old Deserae Turner’s life forever changed. The talented state-champion horse rider was shot in the head and left for dead in a canal in Smithfield. She lay in that cold wintery canal for eight hours before being found by her schoolteacher. Her body temperature at the time was 78 degrees and she was not expected to survive. Today, Deserae is beating the odds and thriving in miraculous ways.  After spending 63 days at Primary Children’s Hospital, she told the media “I’m tougher than a bullet.” Her comeback story of faith, courage and determination has allowed her to fulfill her dreams. She has been an inspiration to thousands of people along the way.

Saturday, 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.

SACRED IMAGES

During the pandemic, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints requested a new vision for the foyers or entryways of Church meetinghouses. They wanted art that reflects a deeper reverence for the Lord Jesus Christ. Many Church buildings have new artwork and others are in the process of change. A diverse group of Latter-day Saint artists is creating images that reflect the cultural and racial ‘peoples of the world.’ Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Church’s art collection and how copies of those works are made and sent worldwide. The Primary General Presidency has chosen art for its offices –see why they find those images sacred and why it is important that Latter-day Saint children experience art that moves them too. And finally, The Center for Latter-day Saint Arts in New York City. See the diversity of sacred art in an exhibit titled “Great Awakening.”

Saturday, 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

BLIND FAITH

For two nights a week over four months out of the year, the Stang Aquatic Center in Hyrum, Utah, is home to one of the best high school water polo teams in the state: The Cache Valley Kraken. Their offense is straight-up fire, and they’ve got a defense that may be even better. One of the key pieces to that defense is their senior goalie, Benjamin Lehnig. He’s 6-foot-3, with a wingspan nearly as long. Benjamin is good, treading water for almost half his life. But here’s the thing about life: whether it’s in the pool or out of the pool, in the middle of it all, there are simply some things you never see coming.

Saturday, 1:30 p.m.-2 p.m.

SOMEONE AT THE OTHER END

Someone At The Other End

Here we take an in-depth look at the work being done for Afghan refugees. Several agencies in the state have worked tirelessly to help with the transition for these new members of our community. Volunteers have stepped up to support those fleeing the violence in their country, and to show them there is truly someone at the other end who is willing to help. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has partnered with Catholic Community Services, The International Rescue Committee, and many other agencies to provide much-needed help. This collective effort is giving hope and healing to those who are new here.

Saturday, 2 p.m. -4 p.m.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSION OF GENERAL CONFERENCE

Saturday, 4 p.m.-5 p.m.

KSL RADIO 100 YEARS

KSL Radio 100 Years

Beginning on May 6, 1922, Utah became the broadcast home of the first clear channel radio station in the western United States. Heber J. Grant, then president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints delivered the state’s first radio message. At the time the call letters were KZN and broadcasts were done from a shack on top of the Deseret News Building. Being the first radio station in the area, the majority of the population didn’t even have radios. KSL sent out mobile “sound trucks” to public areas where people would congregate to get their daily news. In 1923, the first broadcast of LDS general conference aired. It’s a semi-annual tradition that still happens today. Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcasts began in July 1929 and still continue today. Now known as the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, its Music and The Spoken Word program is the longest-running nationwide network radio program in history.

Saturday, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

WOMEN’S SESSION OF GENERAL CONFERENCE 

Saturday, 8 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

INSIDE CHURCH HEADQUARTERS

This program gives a look at the inner workings at Church Headquarters for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Attend an executive council meeting with Apostles and other leaders to hear what happens during these important gatherings and go inside other committee meetings to gain a better understanding of how things work. This is your chance to get an inside look at how decisions are made and see the people behind the scenes who help keep the church programs running.

Saturday, 8:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

A SHIFT OF HEART

If you own a t-shirt with a design on it, you have Ed “Big Daddy” Roth to thank for it. He was in southern California in the early hot rod days, doing custom graphics and pinstriping. He would airbrush jackets for car clubs and started making monster designs on them. In SoCal it’s often too hot for jackets, so he started painting designs on t-shirts, which were considered underwear at the time and not worn outside. Demand was too high for airbrushing, so he started mass screen printing them. Roth created the character “Rat Fink” as a counter to Mickey Mouse. Ed was a good guy but he also ran with tough crowds. He created crazy custom cars that became model kits for kids in the 60s and 70s. Revell Model Company gave him the nickname “Big Daddy.” These models helped inspire the guy who designs modern Corvettes. Missionaries converted Roth to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints later in life and he moved to Manti because it was quiet and had a temple. He died in 2001, and every year since then his widow hosts a Rat Fink Reunion in Manti on the first weekend in June. Finksters come from all over the world to carry on the automotive art and Roth’s legacy.

 

Sunday, April 3

Sunday, 9 a.m.-9:30 am

A GREAT WORK

The prophet for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has called upon the youth of the Church to lay the foundation of a great work. The power of these young people is seen in their faith and everyday actions as they live extraordinary lives. They are making a difference across the world and giving service to their communities. Hear stories of several youths who are having a powerful influence on those around them as they develop their talents and help their families succeed.

Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m.

MUSIC AND THE SPOKEN WORD

Sunday, 10 a.m. -noon

SUNDAY MORNING SESSION OF GENERAL CONFERENCE

Sunday, noon-12:30 p.m.

THE INDY EFFECT

The Indy Effect

Influencer and blogger Terah Belle Jones broke the news to her Instagram followers that her 5-year-old daughter Indy Llew Jones had passed away following a battle with cancer. Terah and her husband, Brian Jones, have shared Indy’s journey with their 260,000 Instagram followers. Indy was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare disorder that can progress into leukemia. Her cancer went into remission twice, but in April 2021 her mom confirmed that Indy’s cancer had returned and there wasn’t much more they could do. In the weeks that followed, the family of four brought Indy home from the hospital and cherished every moment together, including celebrating her fifth birthday. “I have never known this kind of pain but I’ve also never known this kind of triumph,” she wrote. “My Indy Llew has changed the world.” The effect Indy has left behind has been enormous. People around the globe have been touched by her incredible spirit and journey.

Sunday, 12:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

REDEEMED: The Sione Havili Story

 

In the cool fall air, gunshots pierce the night.  It’s a drive-by shooting.  Two Tongan gangs, the Crips of Glendale and the Regulators from West Valley, fight for turf.  Before 19-year-old Sione Havili is able to process all that’s happened he joins five friends in a van bound on getting revenge. With two one-gallon containers of gas and rags for a fuse, they firebomb a rival’s house, burning it to the ground. Fortunately, no one is home. Without disclosing his involvement in the crime, three months later Sione—a BYU scholarship athlete—is serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His call had already been issued prior to that fateful night. But eventually, justice caught up to him and he returned home to pay the price. What happened afterward is a story of redemption. A journey that proves someone once broken can be redeemed.

Sunday, 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

ALL IN

What does it mean to be “all in” the gospel of Jesus Christ in the latter days? The answers might surprise you. All In is a popular podcast from LDS Living, that explores this question with the help of authors and artists who are striving to live their faith every day.

Sunday, 1:30 p.m.-2 p.m.

FOUND

Found

Abandoned at a young age, some of Diane Call’s earliest memories still haunt her. She was born in a small village in India—her name was Vijaya. When she was 3 years old her mother left her at an orphanage near their home and told her she would return with food. She waited but her mother never returned. This was the beginning of a journey that would take Diane out of India and into a new home in Loa, Utah where she was adopted and her name changed.  Diane’s lifelong quest to understand who she is, and to find belonging, began in those moments at the orphanage and continues even now. Today she watches as miracles unfold before her and she discovers unexpected relationships with people from her past. It is through these miracles, and new relationships, that she finds her true identity as a daughter of God.

Sunday, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SESSION OF GENERAL CONFERENCE

Sunday, 4 p.m.-5 p.m.

WORLD REPORT

The World Report is a biannual compilation of news from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The April 2022 edition highlights some of the work being done by Latter-Day Saint Charities in Jordan to help families become self-sufficient through farming bees and goats. (See this page for the latest news on how the Church is helping refugees in Europe.) You will also see the impact JustServe is having in various communities. JustServe is a free community service platform sponsored by the Church and available in select cities. The World Report also offers a summary of the ministry of the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and General Officers, including a keynote address by President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency at the University of Virginia on religious freedom and nondiscrimination; and messages of hope from members of the Relief Society General Presidency when they were in Egypt and in Dubai. The April 2022 World Report also documents the progress of new temple projects and renovations around the world, including the extensive restoration of the historic Salt Lake Temple. 

Sunday, 5 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

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