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August 19th, 2012

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Perhaps more than ever before, the nation is taking note of the LDS religion. The media certainly have! Mitt Romney's candidacy has people asking questions and researching Mormons. Many are perusing the Church's website—chatting online with missionaries, looking over LDS foundational beliefs, watching video profiles of Mormons from all walks of life, reading the "Why I believe" stories of thousands more, and even looking up places to attend church. Not to mention the attention the LDS faith garnered from major news magazine cover stories, CNN's Kansas City temple tour, and national interviews focusing on heaven and basketball wonder boy Jabari Parker. And that's only a sampling.

Basically, those who don't know any Mormons or what they believe are starting to ask. But what do we, as LDS members, tell them when they do ask? And what about those who've gotten incorrect information and believe it to be the truth?

On this Sunday's edition of Mormon Times TV, author Anthony Sweat will be along to help us answer those who are getting fact and fiction mixed up. You'll find out how to answer some of those "Mormon myths" that are out there—like "Mormons aren't Christians," "LDS members are blind followers," "LDS women are more depressed than other women," and "Will the Constitution hang by a thread?"

Also on August 19, you'll get to see the massive stripling warriors march that recently took place in Bountiful. You'll see how this group—like Helaman's army of old—did not doubt and hear from those who organized and marched in this group of over 2,200 young men.

"The giving tree" is spreading its branches through Utah's cancer community. It gives those who are stricken with the disease a chance to pay it forward and help strengthen other families. It's a touching story you just have to see.

Those of us who are grandparents want to do our best to influence our grandchildren's lives for good and make lasting memories. On Sunday's show, grandparenting expert Lauralee Christenson will be here to share some foundational gospel traditions that strengthen families. She has lots of great ideas and examples.

Local recording artist David Archuleta may be serving a mission, but his music lives on. You'll hear what his duet partner thinks about their new CD, recorded before he left.

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