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Special KSL general conference programming will focus on faith, family and miracles

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SALT LAKE CITY — KSL TV has been busy creating all-new, original programming for general conference weekend. The programming will air between LDS general conference sessions on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The focus for these programs will be on faith, family and miracles.

Here is a schedule and synopsis of each show. Programs can be viewed locally on KSL channel 5 and via live streaming at live.ksl.com.

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

9:30-10 a.m. History of the Saints: Season 5 Premier, “On To Ohio.” This season will follow the early pioneers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as they move to Kirtland, Ohio.

Noon-1 p.m. LDS Church World Report: “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.

1-1:30 pm Chasing the Light: Various artists from around the country express gratitude for their God-given talents and explain how they use these talents to create works of art designed specifically to inspire and uplift the human soul.

1:30-2 p.m. Life’s Miracles — The Project: As the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge gained steam across the country, Seth Christensen continued to fight his own battle with the deadly disease. His faith in God, his belief that miracles happen and his love for his family and friends has given him hope. “Life’s Miracles” is the personal story of this courageous Utah dad whose intense fight against ALS — which he’s battled for four years — takes viewers on a powerful journey of discovery. The camera reveals an intimate, informative, yet joyful chronicle of life. Through the Christensen family we witness the power of determination, optimism, faith, family and an awareness of life’s miracles.

4 -4:30 p.m. One on One: Ordinarily Extraordinary: Dave McCann sits down “One on One” with six ordinary people who have extraordinary stories to tell.

  • Olympic silver medalist Noelle Pikus-Pace: From the top of the mountain … to an emotional rock bottom. The up-and-down challenges since winning at the Sochi Olympics.
  • LDS blogger Al Fox Carraway: Being unfairly judged is a painful experience. Find out what this newly baptized “tattooed Mormon” did in response to being judged that not only changed her life; it’s changed the way millions of people see their own lives.
  • Elder Richard Hinckley, the son of a prophet, and his wife Jane, have a most unusual calling for the LDS Church. They have been assigned to be “the face of the LDS Church” for visiting VIPs.
  • Gene and Julia Moffitt: This unassuming couple works quietly behind the scenes to see that thousands of struggling people throughout the Salt Lake Valley are getting help and finding hope. They are the directors of the LDS Church’s inner-city mission project where they oversee more than 800 senior-couple missionaries.
4:30-5 p.m. A Father’s Legacy: Several famous Utah athletes share personal insights about how their fathers helped mold them into the people they are today.

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014

12 -12:30 p.m.Meet The Mormons — the Movie & The Message: Carole Mikita previews the new feature-length movie “Meet the Mormons.” Learn why The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints commissioned this new movie and what LDS Church leaders hope it will accomplish when it hits theaters nationwide in early October.

12:30-1 p.m. Turn Our Hearts: An Illinois couple shares how doing family history work saved their marriage and strengthened the relationships with their children. See how family history can enrich your faith and strengthen family relationships.

1 -1:30 p.m. Daring to Serve — Young, Willing & Faithful: After church leadership lowered the age for missionary service, thousands of youths for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have chosen to serve full-time missions. Discover what impact this surge of younger missionaries is having on the missionary effort worldwide.

1:30-2 p.m.Mitchell’s Journey: A grieving father’s blog, about his young son’s journey towards death, goes viral. The messages in this blog flood the world with hope and provide comfort and direction for people of many faiths.


Angie Denison is a graduate of Brigham Young University and is an executive producer over special projects at KSL TV. Contact her at: adenison@ksl.com

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