Since its launch in August 2008, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has reached more than 10 million viewers in more than 190 countries on its Mormon Messages channel on YouTube. Last year, an Easter message given by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, was the top Internet [...]

The opportunity to "travel with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir" from the comfort of home is being offered between the Sunday sessions of general conference, April 4, in the form of a documentary produced by BYU TV that brings to life the sights, sounds and emotions of the choir's 2009 summer tour, June 18-30. The documentary, [...]

Anybody who says Glenn Beck hates Jesus is just plain ignorant. It's like saying "TIME magazine loves Conservatives" or "Rosie O'Donnell hates food". It's the journalistic equivalent of yelling "fire!" in a crowded movie theatre. I wish these critics of Glenn would listen to him for more than 2 minute intervals, maybe they'd get some [...]

Genealogy is not the boring word anymore that applies only to your grandmother or mother. Instead, it's penetrating the mainstream of American life. Thanks in part to four new television shows, tracing personal ancestry is taking off again, some 33 years after Alex Haley's landmark series, "Roots," aired on TV. There's the new NBC series [...]

In 2001, S. Kent Brown, current director at the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies, was told his film proposal would change the perception of Christ for this century. via Messiah documentary comes to BYU-TV |

Henry Louis Gates has an obvious interest in genealogy. The man behind the PBS documentary series "African American Lives" and "African American Lives 2" has expanded his focus in "Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr." (Wednesday, 7 p.m., Ch. 7). This time, the Harvard scholar uses both genealogy and genetics to explore the [...]

This is the time, brothers and sisters, to make our voices heard. In the media today, as we would look at it from any vantage point, I think we'd have to say that Lucifer's influence has a far more dominant influence than the Lord's. We are in a war. This war is the same that [...]

The LDS Church on Saturday confirmed it has purchased the KJZZ studio building west of the Salt Lake City International Airport, a deal that represents its third noteworthy real estate acquisition in recent weeks. via LDS Church buys vacant KJZZ building – Salt Lake Tribune.

JERUSALEM — S. Kent Brown sits alone in his family room in Utah. He watches a PBS documentary with intense interest, quietly taking notes. He knows several of the people being interviewed in the show. They are fellow scholars, people Brown respects, experts on the New Testament. Brown knows them well enough that he could [...]

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Late-night television audiences have come to expect zany song-and-dance numbers from Conan O’Brien’s “The Tonight Show,” but the show’s recent Mormon Christmas send-up actually had its roots in an unusual place: an offline brainstorming session among progressive Jewish bloggers. via Jewish Journal.

There are really very few reasons to watch TV these days. Reality shows are officially the most annoying thing in the world at this point, right next to little yappy dogs in sweaters and anything related to Jon & Kate. If you don’t know who they are, I congratulate you on skipping the saddest exploitation [...]

Brothers and sisters, refuse to be used. Refuse to be manipulated. Refuse to support those programs that violate traditional family values. We may be a small voice to begin with; nevertheless, let us speak out and encourage a more uplifting, inspiring, and acceptable media. Besides making our voices heard, let me conclude with seven things [...]

The first married couple ever in the finals of the Fox show expressed gratitude for making it all the way to the final episode — with each other. via MormonTimes

"Tonight Show" host Conan OBrien and his minions took aim at Sen. Orrin Hatch earlier this week — and their shotgun blast hit members of the LDS Church in general.But it was a Nerf shotgun. Nobody got hurt, and it was pretty darn funny.Oh, there are doubtless some out there who have or will take [...]

"I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," Lloyd and Karmel Newell (illustrated by Dan Burr), Shadow Mountain, 2009, 32 pages plus DVD, $21.95 For those lucky people who experienced the Christmas Concert with Brian Stokes Mitchell and Edward K. Herrmann with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square last year, "I Heard the [...]

We need to reject Hollywood's lie that the thrill of fresh attraction is more desirable than the thrill that comes from a lifetime of living together and finishing each other's sentences. We might even choose to turn off the television and soberly reflect on our own relationships and what actions we might take to cultivate [...]

It was a good thing that Brian Stokes Mitchell had already sung with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at the Tanner Gift of Music concert. via MormonTimes

For the first time in my career, I felt vividly, in the moment, that people had been put in our way to assist the making of Messiah:  Behold the Lamb of God. This phenomenon occurred during our filming trip to Israel and Egypt in October 2008. Occasionally this sort of feature had been a part [...]

In 1866, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, one of America's premier poets, published a poem that he called "Christmas Bells." In it, he bared the anguish of his soul, much afflicted by personal tragedy, but also affirmed his faith in the ultimate notion of "peace on earth, good will to men." via Deseret News

Philo T. Farnsworth is known as the “Father of Television.” Born in Utah in 1906, Farnsworth was always fascinated by technology and inventions that used electricity. At a young age, he was amazed by a telephone conversation with his far-away aunt. When he asked his father who made such amazing devices, his father said, “Inventors [...]

Going where no Osmond has gone before, Donny Osmond claimed the mirror-ball trophy and the "Dancing With the Stars" championship on Tuesday night. via Deseret News

“Initially the script came to me, and the script was much edgier then what Olivia (Newton-John) came up with. But I was at a place in my life where I wanted to have children and I didn’t like the fact that the girl had to turn bad to get the guy. I think the guy [...]

Flying bullets, car chases and blowing up cars are what Trent Kimball uses as, well, research. Kimball is the president and CEO of Texas Armoring Corp. where he and his workers bullet proof and fortify (think James Bond) all types of vehicles and test the results at their San Antonio  shop. His business, his Mormon [...]

Somewhere between childhood and adulthood, I lost my way. I lost my dreams, my hopes, my goals, my happiness, my sense of self. It even felt as though I lost my family and my friends. I didn’t want to go out, didn’t want to see any of the people I loved — because I was [...]

Utah's Temple Square kissing incident sparked news headlines around the world. Now, comedy writers are taking over, as the event inspired a comedy sketch aired Tuesday night on TV's "Colbert Report." via  Salt Lake Tribune.

A team of Mormon scholars is entrenched in a long-term effort to recount the Prophets life through the Joseph Smith Papers project. Two of the planned 30 volumes have gone on shelves in the past 11 months. via MormonTimes

BYU TV wants to air your short narrative film. via BYU Television

A research-based BYU reality showinvites viewers into the homes of families of all kinds and watch them deal with a variety of issues: marriage, toddlers, teens, blended families, time, money and more. via BYU News.

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