History of the Saints is a new documentary television series that began in October, 2010. When KJZZ Television in Salt Lake City ended its production of the Joseph Smith Papers Project, two members of the production team, Videographer Dennis Lyman, and Host and Writer/Producer Glenn Rawson, felt that there was still much history to share, so they decided to continue the project on their own. With two seasons under their belts, they had the connections with top-notch historians and LDS Church authorities they needed to keep the show going, but with a fresh, new approach.
Now the independent History of the Saints team, joined by Editor and Director Bryant Bush, tells the stories of the Mormon Pioneers, beginning with the Martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum, and following the progression of the early Latter-day Saints as they made their way west to the Salt Lake Valley. The show airs Sundays at 10:30 AM and Midnight on KSL TV Channel 5 and KSL Radio in Salt Lake City, Utah; Sundays at 7:30 AM on KIDK TV Channel 3 and 10 AM on KLCE Radio in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
With this blog the team hopes to tell the stories behind the stories; the gems of insight that they unearth in their journeys across the country that don’t make it into the show itself.