Beyond General Conference: KSL TV’s Exclusive Programming This Weekend
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – This weekend, KSL TV presents exclusive, locally-produced television programs that will air between sessions of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ General Conference.
Each of these specials can be seen on KSL 5 TV in Utah. Or you can watch on KSLTV.com, KSL.com, the KSL News YouTube channel, or on the KSL TV app (available on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Google Play, or on your phone).
The shows will be available on these various sites once they have aired on KSL 5 TV.
Saturday, 9:30 – 10 a.m.
History of the Saints presents the story of Mary Fielding Smith. From her birth and upbringing in rural England, through her conversion and gathering with the Saints, to her marriage to Hyrum Smith and subsequent grief at his martyrdom.
The story culminates in her unusual struggle to cross the plains and establish her own independence on a small farm in East Millcreek in the Salt Lake Valley. Mary saw herself as merely doing her duty. Today, we see her as so much more.
Saturday, noon – 12:30 p.m.
When Major Brent Taylor, a member of the Utah National Guard and mayor of North Ogden, was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday, November 3, 2018, it put a spotlight on a life lived with purpose and sparked an overwhelming community response.
It was a testament to the priorities of his life. He chose to live with an absolute commitment to God, family and country; it was a life of service and sacrifice. His values led him into the military, to seek public office and defined his life as a servant of God.
He firmly believed that every life has a purpose – if you find out what God wants you to do, your life will become bigger than your own, and God will use you to work miracles.
Through interviews with his family, coworkers, fellow soldiers and community leaders, we will explore how those priorities and commitments helped one man make such a large difference in the world around him.
Saturday, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
The World Report is a semiannual report of news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Saturday, 1:30 – 2 p.m.
With the upcoming release of the feature film The Other Side of Heaven Part 2, this documentary will examine the impact one life well-lived can have on the world.
Explore the missionary efforts of Elder John H. Groberg and his wife Jean, as they serve in the Pacific Islands as the mission president couple. Hear how their work impacted the lives of the people in this area.
Saturday, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
With an ever-increasing number of suicides taking place in our community this program takes a positive approach at examining why people who have suicidal thoughts choose to stay and how they recovered.
We will talk with experts who can provide tools for people who are suffering and share the positive outcomes from those who have experienced it first-hand.
Saturday, 4:30 – 5 p.m.
Every year millions of people visit Temple Square, now you can experience it like you never have before. Michelle King takes you behind the scenes of this most fascinating tourist attraction.
Go inside the vast greenhouses where the beautiful flowers are grown and meet the gardeners in charge of keeping the grounds pristine. Get a look behind the massive Tabernacle Organ, see what it takes to outfit the world-class Tabernacle Choir, and experience how these singers practice for perfection.
Then, Tag along with Chevy the security dog as he sniffs out potential problems on the Square. And finally, go inside an area the public never sees—the sister missionaries’ Teaching Center. It’s a tour that will leave you wanting more.
Sunday, 9 – 9:30 a.m.
Most performers are lucky to achieve fame after years spent in the trenches. But what do you say about a singing five-year old who’s already been seen by millions on YouTube and network television? In The Rising Generation, meet a variety of young people who’ve already hit it big.
From little Claire Crosby singing with her dad, Dave…to Lexi Walker, who’s recording and performing all around the globe…and Madilyn Paige, who made a splash on The Voice. Then there are the family acts—Jenny Oaks Baker & Family Four haul their instruments around the world to play.
And sibling actors Mia, Anson and Ari Bagley thrill audiences onstage and on their hit family YouTube channel Working With Lemons. You’ll find out how these local young LDS performers hold on to their values in a tough industry, stay driven yet well-rounded, and how they’ve managed to see their hopes and dreams realized long before they thought possible.
Sunday, noon – 1 p.m.
Italy with its striking ancient structures and home to Vatican City – the headquarters for more than a billion Catholics worldwide – now also has a temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gracing the landscape on the outskirts of Rome.
In the special Carole Mikita takes you there. The completion of this long-awaited, much-anticipated House of the Lord has captured the attention of Latter-day Saints throughout the world, and has brought new hope for members living in this eternal city.
Learn about the history, the architecture and the faith of those who have been impacted by this new temple.
Sunday, 1 – 1:30 p.m.
We often hear about the thousands of young people serving missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints … but they’re not the only ones. There is a critical need for seniors as well—both singles and couples—serving at home and away.
You’ll hear the compelling personal stories of senior missionaries who took the leap of faith, serving in diverse missions all over the world.
They’ll be honest about the joys and challenges of serving at an older age, and we’ll clear up common myths and misconceptions about senior service. And see how the Church’s new interactive senior missionary website helps you discover the best mission opportunities for you.
Sunday, 1:30 – 2 p.m.
When three devout Amish families from the same congregation in Knox County, Ohio chose to change faiths and be baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the entire community was stunned.
Occasionally individuals will choose to leave the faith but it is rare for an entire Amish family to leave – and almost unheard of for 3 families to leave at the same time. After their baptisms these three families were shunned by their close-knit community becoming completely isolated from the only life they knew.
Despite losing family, friends, and businesses they found peace as they worked to redefine their lives. It was their new-found faith that gave them courage to endure the painful shunning and face the unknown.
Through this journey they found support and love from new friends. Hear about what they discovered about love, loss and sacrifice.
Sunday, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
In Nairobi, Kenya you’ll find a bustling city at the edge of a vast savanna. Towering skyscrapers can be seen from the plains where lions, rhino, and giraffe roam.
But what can’t be seen from afar are the rows and rows of sheet metal homes that fill the city’s slums. There, hundreds of thousands of families live in poverty.
Children roam the alleyways begging for food. There is no running water, no sanitation, and no sewage system. Life for the poorest of the poor in Kenya cannot compare to even the neediest of neighborhoods in America.
To outsiders, it may seem impossible to escape but, to some on the inside, there is a path out of poverty.
It begins with children and it centers on education. With the help of several local LDS members, kids of Kenya are fed, housed and happy and they have hope for their futures and the future of their country.
President Gordon B. Hinckley taught “If you are worried about the future, then look to the upbringing of your children.” It is imperative to love them, teach them, respect them, and pray with and for them.
Sunday, 4:30 – 5 p.m.
When Seven-year old Chellamuthu is kidnapped from his poverty-stricken village in Southern India and sold to an Orphanage several miles away, his life and destiny are forever changed.
The young boy is adopted into the home of an unsuspecting family in Utah where he begins a new life with the new name of Taj. It takes Taj several months to learn enough English to communicate to his new mother that he is not an orphan.
When they discover the truth they try to track down his family in India but are unsuccessful; so they continue raising him and loving him as their son. He enjoys a happy life in the U.S. but always carries with him unanswered questions about what happened to his birth family.
As an adult, Taj returns to the orphanage hoping to find clues about his lost home and family. He is led on an unbelievable journey, full of miracles, as he discovers who he really is, where he came from and how he can now make a difference for his lost family.
This documentary shares his story and the story of two mothers on two continents who love and pray for the same son.
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