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KSL, Deseret News Bring General Conference Home

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – KSL and Deseret News was your source for General Conference coverage. Every session of conference was broadcast live – plus, additional content from reporters throughout the day.

The four general sessions for the 190th Annual General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are scheduled for Saturday, April 4, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sunday April 5, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Saturday evening session at 6 p.m. will also be broadcast live. The First Presidency says members will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Restoration of the gospel during this time.

Along with this coverage, KSL Television and KSL NewsRadio will broadcast exclusive programming all weekend-long, aimed at providing comfort and hope to you and your family.

Here is a rundown of what to watch for:

Special Programming on KSL Television

Saturday, April 4, 2020

9:30-10:00     Saints Church History

Discover stories from Church archives that are seldom heard. The new Saints Church history volumes share a unique perspective on the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The story-telling style allows for the discovery of how the early church was formed and what the Saints experienced in those early years. This documentary takes you behind the scenes of the creation of these new books. Meet the historians and scholars associated with these works and hear why these history books are written in a more narrative form.

12:00-12:30   One By One

Can one person make a difference when thousands are left homeless? That was a question Ron Batt asked himself after Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico in the early hours of September 20th, 2017. Ron went to the island shortly after the storm to volunteer and has been helping to rebuild homes there ever since. Recovery from this type of devastation can take years, thousands of houses are still waiting for repair. We travel to the Island to see the work that is being done by Ron and other non-profit organizations. Join us inside the homes of several families whose lives have been impacted. Hear how they have found hope and healing through the kind acts of others.

12:30-1:30    World Report of The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints

The World Report is a semiannual report of the news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

1:30-2:00      Heroes In Disguise

Mascots are the life of the party at any event they attend. But once the games are over and the crowds dispense many of these mascots continue their most important work anonymously in the community. Underneath the fur, feathers and fancy costumes are men and women with hearts of gold. Dan Rascon follows some of these Heroes in Disguise as they serve at various community gatherings. Without uttering a single word these loveable creatures share joy and happiness. At each of these gathering families are impacted, and kids’ are given hope. For some of these mascots it is their faith that drives their efforts, for others, it is a desire to give back to a community that has helped them. Hear the heartwarming stories of how lives have been changed.

4:00-4:30      The Book of Mormon Video Library—Behind the Scenes

Stories from the Book of Mormon come to life…in Goshen, Utah! These videos have taken years of planning and will take many more years to complete. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is releasing the first installment of what will be many videos portraying stories from the Book of Mormon. The episodes begin with First Nephi, Chapters 1 through 18. That’s where we find Lehi’s family leaving Jerusalem, about 600 B.C. We go behind the scenes to see the making of these new videos.

4:30-5:00      Service and Sacrifice: The Brent Taylor Story

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. Taylor 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.

8:00-9:00      Amish Latter-day Saints: Blending Two Worlds into One

A moving story about love, loss and sacrifice. When three devout Amish families decided to change religions and become members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, their close-knit Amish community chose to shun them. That isolated them from family and friends and altered nearly every aspect of their lives. The three families struggled to adjust to their new reality without the support of all that was familiar to them. Despite losing family, friends and businesses, they found peace as they worked to redefine themselves. It was their new-found faith and friends that gave them courage to endure the painful shunning and face the unknown. They learned the value of forgiveness and resiliency as they sought for ways to blend their Amish heritage with their new religion. This documentary takes an in-depth look at their faith journey.


Sunday, April 5, 2020

9:00-9:30        History of The Saints—Pioneer Children’s Memorial

Thousands of pioneer children walked, rode and camped their way through more than 1,300-miles of trail from Council Bluffs, Iowa to the Land of Zion in Utah. It was an adventure for most, and they made it to Utah no worse for the wear. Tragically, however, 684 Children died on the trail. Glenn Rawson explores the journey and sacrifice of these children and showcases the new memorial set up at This is The Place Heritage Park in Utah that honors those early pioneers and the children who lost their life. 

12:00-1:00     For I Had Seen A Vision:  200 Years Later

The Spring of 2020 marks the 200th anniversary since Joseph Smith first prayed to God to know which church to join and received the First Vision. Carole Mikita takes a look at what this momentous revelation means in today’s world. Historians, church leaders and various artists reflect on how this event has shaped the course of history and what impact it has had in the world.

1:00-1:30      President Russell M. Nelson: There is Much More to Come

Since members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sustained President Russell R. Nelson as the church’s 17th president two years ago, he has logged well over 115,000 miles — traveling to six continents, 32 nations and territories and 49 cities. He has met with members in large and small settings — often addressing them in their own language — and with world leaders. He has also reached out to victims of crime, comforted those grieving and acknowledged dozens of children. The goal of the 95-year-old world religious leader is “to build bridges of cooperation rather than walls of segregation.” It is the kind of outreach that touches entire congregations and individuals at the same time. It is a ministry that inspires the masses to look forward. “There is much more to come,” said President Nelson of the work, the 16 million Latter-day Saints and the global church he leads.

1:30-2:00      The Renovation

Temple Square is Utah’s most visited attraction…over 5 million tourist come here each year.  After 126-years, the historic Salt Lake Temple is closed now for four years. Major structural and seismic renovations are underway.  Dan Rascon looks at the grand plans for the remodel and the history of this iconic building that took pioneers 40-years to build.  Plus you’ll see what the closure means for temple patrons and others who spend time here…and get a preview of what you can expect to see in 2024.

4:00-5:00      World Report of The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints

The World Report is a semiannual report of the news events around the world pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Each of these programs will also be available to watch anytime, anywhere online and on your mobile devices. Here’s how to access them:

  1. ONLINE: https://ksltv.com/
  2. MOBILE APPS: KSLtv app. Download the free app for iOS and Android devices in English.
  3. CONNECTED TV: KSLtv apps  are available for free on Amazon FireRokuiOSAndroid and fourth generation Apple TV boxes

Special Programming on KSL Newsradio

Saturday April 4, 2020 

12:00-1:00 pm  A Costly Cure with Kelli Pierce and John Wojcik

What is being done nationwide–and in the state of Utah–to lower your prescription drug prices? And what do we still need to fix? KSL News Radio’s Kelli Pierce and John Wojcik talk to lawmakers and regular people to find the answers.

1:00-2:00 pm  Finding Peace in the Storm: Improving the Mental Health Conversation — with Boyd Matheson

Finding peace in the storm: Boyd Matheson talks to health care professionals and members of the community on effective methods for helping those suffering with depression and other mental health problems.”

Sunday April 5, 2020

12:00-1:00 pm First Vision Bicentennial: Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning – with Mary Richards

This spring marks the 200th anniversary of Joseph Smith’s First Vision. Listen next to a special hour focusing on this prolific event, and the worldwide impact. KSL Newsradio’s Mary Richards traveled to the Sacred Grove in New York, and spoke to historians and Church members about their experiences.

1:00-2:00    Raising Generations: The Church’s Changing Youth Programs – with Maria Shilaos   

The Youth Programs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reached a new initiative in January 2020. Join Maria Shilaos this hour as she takes an inside look on the reason behind these changes and how families are implementing them in their homes.

Each of these programs will also be available online at kslnewsradio.com.


Deseret News and Church News

The Deseret News has covered The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 1850. That 170-year tradition continues this General Conference with a live stream, talk summaries and live tweets.

  • Deseret.com: Watch our live stream and read in-depth analysis of themes and announcements
  • TheChurchNews.com: Review summaries of each speaker’s remarks, posted minutes after each talk
  • Twitter.com: Follow along with live tweets of news and memorable quotes from our general conference Twitter account
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