KSL TV special programming for October 2022 General Conference weekend
SALT LAKE CITY — KSL TV has produced a weekend of special programming for the 192nd Semiannual 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, Oct. 1
9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. — History of the Saints (new documentary)
The Prophet Joseph Smith declared, “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book” Therefore, the more we can learn of it and about it, the greater will be our advantage. This History of the Saints special presentation is the scholars of the Joseph Smith papers explaining the story of the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon. It is a fascinating history.
10 a.m. – noon — Saturday Morning Session
Noon – 12:30 p.m. — I Am: The Journey (new documentary)
Several performers and artist from the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community unite to celebrate diversity, art, and the divinity in each of us. A cultural experience that showcases the talents of people from many different backgrounds and provides insight into the solidarity and connection we can feel as a human family.
12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. — The Indy Effect (replay)
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.
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. — October 2022 World Report
The October 2022 World Report, a biannual compilation of news from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, features rededicated historical temples in Washington, D.C., and Tokyo, and President Russell M. Nelson marking the announcements of the construction of 100 new temples over the last four years.
The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles ministry took Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf to Poland where he ministered to Ukrainian refugees. Elder David A. Bednar addressed the National Press Club — the first time the organization was addressed by a Church leader since President Gordon B. Hinckley spoke to the journalists in 2000.
The World Report also documents the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ historic contribution of $32 million to the World Food Programme to feed more than 1.6 million people facing extreme hunger. The Church is also supporting global efforts to improve educational opportunities for children and many other initiatives.
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. — Saturday Afternoon Session
4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. — A More Perfect Union (new documentary)
We are the United State of America but today our divisions seem to run deep. Many people from across the political spectrum believe the Constitution is in crisis. From our rights and responsibilities to the guiding principles of the Constitution, join us as we seek understanding in order to form a more perfect union.
4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. — Deserae Turner: Tougher Than a Bullet (replay)
On February 16, 2017, Fourteen-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 laid in that cold wintery canal for 8 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 fulfil her dreams. She has been an inspiration to thousands of people along the way.
5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. — KSL 5 News
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. — Saturday Evening Session
7:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. — Found (replay)
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 identity as a daughter of God.
9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. — KSL 5 News
Sunday, Oct. 2
9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. — Someone at the Other End (replay)
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 in 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.
9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. — Music and the Spoken Word
10 a.m. – noon — Sunday Morning Session
Noon – 1 p.m. — Shawn Bradley: Strangely Grateful (new documentary)
At 7’6” Shawn Bradley is known for his height and athleticism. He is one of the tallest men in the world, and his 12 seasons in the NBA brought him fame and fortune. Recently a bicycle accident left him paralyzed. Confined to a wheelchair his colossal size is a challenge without medical precedent. His years as an athlete helped prepared him for the physical hardships he now faces, but it is his faith, family and friends that give him the courage he needs to push forward. While his life has been altered in ways he never could have imagined, he and his wife Carrie are carving out a new life together. Their new normal is anything but ordinary, and through it all they remain strangely grateful.
1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. — Book of Mormon Videos: Behind the Scenes (new documentary)
A Behind the Scenes look at season four of the “Book of Mormon Videos” where Jesus Christ visits the Americas. This visual representation of the resurrected Savior’s visit and ministry to the people in the Western Hemisphere provides context to the scriptures found in 3rd Nephi in The Book of Mormon. Filmed near Springville, Utah this production brings together more than 1,000 actors, staff and crew members as they work tirelessly to bring these stories to life.
1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. — Washington DC Temple: A Sacred Monument (new documentary)
Towering 288 feet above the skyline in Maryland, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint Washington DC temple has been a landmark in the nation’s capital for nearly 50 years. Originally dedicated in 1974 this temple had been closed to the general public since this time, but with the recent renovations the world was welcomed to Come and See inside. We share the remarkable history behind this beautiful structure and the faith-promoting stories about the people who attend this temple.
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. — Sunday Afternoon Session
To watch the 192nd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and all of our special programming, tune into KSL TV, the KSL TV app, or watch live on ksltv.com/live.
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