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    Reed O. Smoot Papers

    Ryan Lee talked about Senator Reed O. Smoot (R-UT) and showed items from Senator Smoot’s papers, housed in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University. Reed Smoot was elected to the Senate in…

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    Settlement of Provo, Utah

    Professor J. Spencer Fluhman talked about the settlement of Provo, Utah, in 1849 by 33 Mormon families. After moving west in 1847, Mormon pioneers first settled Salt Lake City, Utah. They later began setting…

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    Original Provo Meeting House

    Richard Talbot talked about Provo, Utah’s original meeting house, a structure that served as the center of civic and religious life in the community. Mr. Talbot is director of the Office of Public…

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    American History TV in Provo, Utah

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities Tour” in Provo, Utah, from June 4-9 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with…

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    Book TV in Provo, Utah

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities Tour” in Provo, Utah, from June 4-9 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the…

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    Utah State of the State Address

    Utah Governor Gary Herbert (R) delivered his annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Salt Lake City. He asked legislators to focus their upcoming lawmaking session on reducing…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) delivered the weekly Republican address on Thanksgiving Day. He thanked the men and women who served in uniform and as volunteers. He reflected on the hard times…

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    Book Discussion on Mormon Rivals

    Thomas Burr and Matt Canham talked about their book, Mormon Rivals: The Romneys, the Huntsmans and the Pursuit of Power, about the family friendship and eventual falling out between the Romneys…

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    National Governors' Summer Meeting

    Governor Gary Herbert (R-UT), the incoming chair of the National Governors Association (NGA), talked about the NGA’s meeting and the issues facing his state. He participated by remote video…

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    Utah 4th Congressional District Debate

    Mia Love (R) and Doug Owens (D), candidates in Utah’s 4th Congressional District race, met in a debate. They were running to replace incumbent Representative Jim Matheson (D), who was…

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    Fort Buenaventura and Miles Goodyear

    Ogden, Utah’s Fort Buenaventura and Utah Mountain man Miles Goodyear were profiled. Miles Goodyear settled and built a fort in what is now Ogden, Utah, in 1846. The Fort was the first permanent settlement in the…

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    Book Discussion on 25th Street Confidential

    Val Holley talked about his book, 25th Street Confidential: Drama, Decadence, and Dissipation along Ogden’s Rowdiest Road, in which he profiles Ogden, Utah’s most infamous street. Beginning with the arrival of the…

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    Life and Beliefs of Brigham Young

    Jennifer Lund talked about Brigham Young and his role in bringing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Salt Lake City Utah. She explained Young’s relationship with founder Joseph Smith, Young’s…

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    Great Salt Lake

    Greg Smoak, director of the American West Center at the University of Utah, talked about Utah’s Great Salt Lake, the Native Americans who used the land, and the European explorers who first saw the Lake. He…

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    Japanese American Archives

    Lorraine Crouse, curator for the Japanese American Collection at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, talked about the Japanese history in Salt Lake City. topics included Japanese miners and…

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    Utah State Capitol Building

    Sara Howard talked about Utah’s State Capitol Building. Topics included how Salt Lake City became the capital of Utah and the role played by Mormon leader Brigham Young. She also talked about an heiress to a train…

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    Life and Journals of Joseph Smith

    Richard E. Turley talked about the life of Joseph Smith and some of the journals kept by the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Topics included Smith’s life, his early visions, and some of…

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    Salt Lake City Main Public Library

    Errin Pederson and Mike Nordenstrom talked about Salt Lake City’s Main Public Library. Opened in February 2003, the building was designed by architect Moshe Safdie on the premise that a library is more than a…

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    Book TV in Salt Lake City, Utah

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Salt Lake City, Utah, from May 4-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with…

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    Wilford Woodruff and the 1890 Manifesto

    Richard Turley talked about the journals of Wilford Woodruff, the fourth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his 1890 manifesto. Woodruff was known as one of the church’s most…

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