Louise Degn broadcast journalism audio-visual collection, 1969-2007  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Degn, Louise
Title
Louise Degn broadcast journalism audio-visual collection
Dates
1969-2007 (inclusive)
Quantity
58 DVDs.
Collection Number
A0747
Summary
The Louise Degn broadcast journalism audio-visual collection (1969-2007) consists of news stories and documentaries reported or produced by Degn during her career as a television journalist, producer and documentary flmmaker. The majority of the material was filmed for local television stations in Salt Lake City, Utah. The collection also includes important broadcasts in the history of Utah and Utah broadcasting. Louise Degn is an award winning broadcast journalist and educator and a member of the Univeristy of Utah Communication Department faculty.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Materials must be used on-site; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advanced notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Louise Degn graduated from Utah State University in 1968 with a degree in Political Science. In 1969, at the age of 23, Degn became only the second female broadcast reporter employed Salt Lake City's KSL Television. She graduated from Northwestern University in 1970 with a Master of Science in Journalism (MSJ).

In addition to her years as a reporter and at KSL (1969-1971, 1975-1982), Louise Degn worked as a news writer at Chicago's WBBM Television (1971-1973) and as an instructor at Brigham Young University (BYU) and news director of KBYU Television (1982) before returning to KSL as a producer in 1982.

In 1990 Degn left KSL to teach at the University of Utah, ultimately becoming an associate professor, associate department chair and undergraduate director in the Department of Communications.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Louise Degn broadcast journalism audio-visual collection (1969-2007) consists of news stories and documentaries reported or produced by Degn during her career as a television journalist, producer and documentary flmmaker. The majority of the material was filmed for local television stations in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the bulk of these were reported for KSL-TV, where degn began her career as a reporter in 1969. Louise Degn is an award winning broadcast journalist and educator and a member of the Univeristy of Utah Communication Department faculty. DVDs contain completed versions and backgrounds of each news story and give an overall history of television news practices throughout the years. Original film and sounds elements exist for some segments.

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KSL-TV news stories - Louise Degn, reporter, 1969-1970, 2002Return to Top

Container(s): Disc 1

Container(s) Description Dates
disc
1
video
1
About early TV news
Television news production techniques 1969-1971. 09:27.
2002 June
2
Zoo
Animals get lonely in winter with fewer human visitors. 01:11.Louise Degn's note: This was my first TV news story. I interviewed Hogle Zoo director LaMar Farnsworth on the phone to get the facts, wrote the script, then went to the zoo with photographer Darius Gray to shoot it. I knew nothing about TV journalism as my emphasis in journalism school was newspaper journalism. Darius sat me down at a picnic table at the zoo and explained how TV news stories worked with A and B rolls. My voice sounds very amateurish as I'd had no voice training. Soon KSL hired Rex Campbell, a KSL radio legend, to give me voice lessons. Photographer/Editor: Darius Gray. Script available.
1969 September
3
McKinley School 1-2
New behavior modification technique to treat children with autism. 02:20.Louise Degn's note: This story has natural sound of the classroom, which was a rare thing since there were only two sound cameras for the entire newsroom. Typical of news stories of this era, interviews are long. The parent story (Story 1) is 45 seconds long and the principal story (Story 2) is 37 seconds long. I'm not sure if the second story has been reconstructed correctly for this DVD since there was additional silent film left over. It is included under the "additional film" button. It shows a teacher employing a Behavior Modification technique to teach an autistic child to sit still and pay attention in class. Original scripts available.
1969 November 04
4
McKinley School additional film
01:51.
1969 November 05
5
Autumn
A feature story on autumn leaves. 01:11.
1969 November 11
6
Thanksgiving Mass (audio only)
A Thanksgiving Mass at the Cathedral of the Madeleine. 01:33.
1969 November
7
Christmas lights
Christmas lights downtown Salt Lake City. 01:08.
1969 December 01
8
Bear Lake 1
New concerns about development, pollution, zoning around the lake. 01:32.Louise Degn's note: The environmental movement was part of the broader social changes that took place in the mid 1960s through the 1970s and was still in its early stages in 1969. Rural counties resisted placing governmnetal control over land yet were overwhelmed by the influx of growth. For these stories, I did research on the phone ahead of time. I shot the stories on a Bell and Howell silent camera over the course of two days. There are no interviews or stand-ups because spending that much time on a news story out of town was unusual and sending a second person with a camera was unthinkable. Photographer/Editor: Louise Degn. Original scripts available.
1969 December 02
9
Bear Lake 2
01:45.
1969 December 03
10
Old autos
Antique car collector, M. B. Held, in Farmington, Utah. 02:13.Louise Degn's note: In those days, I often travelled the back roads from Salt Lake to Ogden where my mother lived. Driving through Farmington, I'd always see a neat row of antique cars in a field located behind the house at 547 North Main, east of Lagoon. One day I stopped to investigate. The photographer on this story was Darius Gray. He shot the interview with an Airflex sound camera. The beginning uses old archival film of "horseless carriages" from a historic stock footage archive owned by KSL. I wanted to recreate that look for the ending of the story, so Darius used a Bolex silent camera, which has variable speed settings. He shot the scene in a slower speed so that when it was projected back at normal speed, it looks faster than normal. After three months on the job, this was the first story I did at KSL that I thought "worked". Photographer/Editor: Darius Gray. Original script available.
1969 December 04
11
Salt Lake City streets
Street numbering system is off in Avenues and West Side. 01:18.Louise Degn's note: I'd lived in Salt Lake for five months in an apartment on 3rd Avenue. All my life I'd heard about Brigham Young's well-ordered street grid system and thought this anomaly in the numbering system was very odd. I shot the story with a Bell and Howell silent camera. In those days, the sound and picture were not edited together before the newscast but were mixed live on air (see Item 1 on this disc about Early TV News). Since this story has quick cuts, it was out-of-sync on the 6pm news. I was furious! At 10pm, however, they were more careful and got it right. In recreating these stories for DVD, I had the luxury of syncing sound and picture as close as possible. The original voice track was lost and has been rerecorded for this 2002 reconstruction. In 1972, the city of Salt Lake fixed the numbering problem by renaming First West as Second West, etc. The north streets were also renamed since they too were off-numbered. The Avenues numbering, however, was not changed. Photographer/Editor: Louise Degn. Original script available.
1970 February 05
12
Family planning 1
Controversy over new publicly funded birth control clinics. 01:34.Louise Degn's note: The Birth Control Pill was introduced to the U.S. in 1960 and ushered in a social revolution regarding sexuality. The first publicly funded birth control clinic in Utah opened in 1968, so the social, medical and religious issues surrounding family planning were still new and controversial when this series ran in 1970. The prediction made in Story 1 that one day "houses and buildings will stretch from Ogden to Provo in one continuous super city" seemed far-fetched to many people in 1970, but proved to be true within 20-25 years. The stand-up in Story 1 is outside the Salt Lake County government complex at 21st South and State Street. The buildings, which formerly housed a county hospital, were torn down and replaced by a new government complex in 1986. Original scripts available.
1970 March 04
13
Family planning 2
01:38.
1970 March 05
14
Family planning 3
01:43.
1970 March 06
15
Family planning 4
01:31.
1970 March 09
16
Survival expedition 1
01:53.
1970 March 12
17
Survival expedition 2
01:38.
1970 March 17
18
Desert pack promo
New wilderness survival technique to treat mentally ill patients. 01:11.
1970 June
19
Roller coaster
Lagoon's roller coaster. 01:37.
1970 March 24
20
Golden Eagle
New program to simplify national park fees. 01:50.Louise Degn's note: This story consists of one long stand-up, in two takes, without cue cards. Although stories in this era contained relatively few visuals, it is unusual that this story contained none. It was, I think, something we saw on the newswire and I ran out to do a quick story simply to have something to go on the air. Script available.
1970 June 12
21
Women's liberation 1
The newly organized Utah Women's Liberation group in Utah. 01:56.Louise Degn's note: The Women's Movement began with the publication of The Feminine Mystique in 1963 by Betty Freidan. At that time, women could generally not open bank accounts or buy homes in their own name; they rarely had jobs other than as teachers, nurses or secretaries and most middle-class women quit their employment at the time of marriage. They rarely participated in vigorous sports nor challenged men in intellectual endeavors. The Women's Liberation Movement questioned assumptions about family, social and economic life and was controversial from the beginning. This series of stories attempted to explain the point of view of this new movement. Viewing these stories with 32 years hind-sight, I think they are very opinionated, advocating a point of view rather than reporting on a topic. Now, as a journalism teacher, I'd make a student of mine be more objective. The interview and stand-up in Story 1 were shot on sound film by Gene Minshall. The scenes of the nurse, secretary and telephone operator were shot on silent film. The sound of the telephone operators was recorded on audio tape and mixed later with the reporter narration. The stand-up was shot outside the Mountain Bell office on the northwest corner of 1st South and State Street.
1970 June 29
22
Women's liberation 2
02:05.Louise Degn's note: Except for the stand-up at the beginning, this story was shot entirely on silent film and the interview was recorded on audio tape.
1970 June 30
23
Women's liberation 3
01:58.Louise Degn's note: I shot the meeting at the Unitarian Church with a silent Bell and Howell camera (using the wrong f-stop, thus the film came out very dark.)
1970 July 01
24
Women's liberation 4
01:58.Louise Degn's note: Stories 4-5 consist mainly of an interview, which was not too uncommon for news stories in 1970. Original scripts available.
1970 July 03
25
Women's liberation 5
01:57.
1970 July 05
26
Women's liberation 6
01:51.
1970 July 06
27
Women's Liberation Day
50th anniversary of women's right to vote. 00:52.Louise Degn's note: Only remnants of flm of this story remains. See scripts for entire stories. Different versions for 6pm and 10pm newscasts. Original scripts available.
1970 August 26
28
Phosphates 1
New environmental hazards of phosphates in laundry detergents. 01:04.Louise Degn's note: In 1970, it was still unusual for individuals to challenge a large corporation, like a soap manufacturer, and demand change in its products. The concept of "corporate citizenship" was unheard of. Original scripts available.
1970 July 13
29
Phosphates 2
01:55.
1970 July 14
30
Brigham Young cemetery
Brigham Young's grave site on 1st Avenue. 02:00.Louise Degn's note: I lived in the Avenues and walked to work at KSL, located at Social Hall Avenue between State Street and 2nd East. At that time, the lot east of the Brigham Young Cemetary was a vacant field and an old wooden staircase connected that field to a parking lot below on South Temple. I'd use the staircase on occassion and was fascinated to see the cemetary because even though I'd lived in Utah my entire life and was raised LDS, I'd never known about this place. I realized most Utahns also didn't know of it either and thought it would be interesting to do a little historical education piece on it. Note how the intersection of South Temple and Main Street looked before Main Street in front of the LDS temple was sold to the LDS church and closed to traffic in 1999. The original voice track for this story was lost and has been rerecorded for this 2002 reconstruction. Original script available.
1970 July 18
31
Unit pricing
A new way to price items at the grocery store. 01:48.Louise Degn's note: Original script available.
1970 August 08
32
Old Lyric Repertory Company
Acting company in Logan, Utah, performs in historic renovated theatre. 01:11.Louise Degn's note: I shot the story with a Bell and Howell silent camera. The original voice track was lost and has been rerecorded for this 2002 reconstruction. Original script available.
1970 August 17
33
Shamrocks
Women's softball team in Utah. 01:16.Louise Degn's note: In the 1970s, few women participated in organized sports as highschools and colleges did not often have competitive inter-school leaugues for women. Sports also had separate rules for women; i.e. women could only pay half-court basketball. Overall, it was considered unfeminine for females to develop muscles and be too competitive. In this milieu, The Shamrocks were the only serious women's sports team in Utah. I once played basketball against them in a county recreation league and they trounced us. They were vastly superior to any other local team. In 1972, the federal government passed Title IX, a law requiring equal spending for men's and women's sport teams in the schools. Gradually, women gained greater opportunity and many competitve female athletes developed. Original script available.
1970 August 23
34
Mental health
New community-based treatment for mental illness. 02:11.Louise Degn's note: The patient-rights movement, along with other social movements, was beginning to gain ground in the mid to late 1960s. In response to a federal law, states were closing down large, centralized hospitals which had warehoused mentally ill patients for years and moving them to smaller, community-based facilities. I am struck at the naivete of the statement in my stand-up, quoting Sue Motz, saying that a woman hospitalized for 24 years could soon return home simply because she's now being treated in a community facility. This illustrated the great hope people place in these new treatments. People could not have realized in 1970 that the under-funding of these community treatment centers and the tightening of federal commitment laws would contribute to the vast homeless problem that surfaced in the 1980s. One aspect of the patient-rights movement, though, had not yet materialized in 1970 as we were given free access to film the patients' faces without consent forms. The stand-up is outside the facility at the Salt Lake County government complex on 21st South and State Street. Original script available.
1970 September 03

KSL-TV news stories - Louise Degn, reporter, 1970-1971, 2002Return to Top

Container(s): Disc 2

Container(s) Description Dates
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2
video
1
About early TV news
Television news production techniques 1969-1971. 09:27.
2002 June
2
Mansion 1
The Colonel Enos Wall Mansion, 411 East South Temple. 01:56.Louise Degn's not: I asked two actors to dress up in "old-fashioned" formal attire to recreate the look of guests arriving at the mansion, riding the elevator, entering the ballroom, etc. only to see it transformed into the modern day (i.e. ugly) classroom. Several times during my career I tried to recreate scenes with actors; seldom did they work. The opening stand-up, original voice track and music were lost and the latter two have been rerecorded for this 2002 reconstruction. Original script available.
1970 September 21
3
Mansion 2
The David Keith Mansion, 529 East South Temple. 02:12.Louise Degn's note: Terracor, the land-development company which occupied the mansion eventually went out of business. Their big poject, Stansbury Park (near Tooele) never took off and it took Tooele County another 30 years before it began to see large-scale growth. Unlike Devereaux and Wall, the Keith Mansion had been used as a home until the previous year. I talked to the home's last resident on the telephone. She was very helpful in telling me about the mansion but when asked why she sold it, she became disconcerted. Apparently, in polite society, one does not ask such things. The closing production elements are missing in this story. It should turn to black and white, freeze and old-fashioned scroll-work should frame the people to make it look like a photograph from the 1900 time period. Original script available.
1970 September 22
4
Mansion 3
The Devereaux House, 334 West South Temple. 02:12.Louise Degn's note: This mansion fascinated me the most of all three. I could see the elegance underneath the wreck and thought it would never have the chance at revival since it was in an industrial part of the city. Little did I realize that the western part of downtown Salt Lake City would soon become as valuable as the eastern part. The mansion was included on the National Register of Historic Places in March of 1971, six months after this story aired. In 1979, the State of Utah purchased the building. It was renovated and turned into a restuarant as part of the Triad Center development in 1984-1985. Original script available.
1970 September 23
5
Sesame Street (audio only)
Children's show on public television begins its 2nd year. 01:58.
1970 October 09
6
Sesame Street Roosevelt Franklin song (audio only)
02:31.
1970 October 09
7
Nutcracker
Profile of Ballet West wardrobe mistress. 02:28.Louise Degn's note: The film from the first part of the story is lost.
1970 December
8
Salvation Army story
A description of the Salvation Army religion. 02:02.Louise Degn's note: Like most people, I did not realize that the Salvation Army was a religion. I learned that fact reading a story in a Chicago newspaper during my graduate days at Northwestern University. The original voice track of this story was lost and has been rerecorded for this 2002 reconstruction. Original handwritten script and typescript are both available.
1970 December
9
Salvation Army additional film
02:04.
1970 December
10
Student tutor
Students teach other students in Weber School District. 02:13.Louise Degn's note: The original voice track of this story was lost and has been rerecorded for this 2002 reconstruction. Original script available.
1971 January 24
11
Coalville Tabernacle 1 story
History of LDS pioneer tabernacle to be torn down. 01:30.Louise Degn's note: I love old buildings. In fact, I quit KSL in Septmebr of 1980 to study restoration architecture for 18 months, so when I was alerted to the story by a newspaper article, I was eager to do a feature story and get a first-hand look at the Coalville Tabernacle. Five days later, the story erupted with public demonstrations and a legal challenge. It was the first time, I recall, that the LDS church was challenged publicly in this way by its own members. The prevailing ethic of the time was to tear old buildings down and build modern ones. Coalville was not the only tabernacle torn down. Utah restoration architect Alan Roberts made an inventory in 1974 of pioneer Mormon tabernacles and found that of 43 buildings, 22 had been demolished and 21 remained, most of which had been renovated. It seems that this story was an example of the LDS church not knowing how to handle public relations. The Church saw its communication lines as moving through Priesthood channels rather than through the public media. Criticism was thought of as "challenging truth" and leaders had little experience answering questions in a public forum. The next LDS church president, Spencer W. Kimball, tried to extend himself to the media, though he was never comfortable doing so. The LDS church truly mastered public relations under President Gordon B. Hinkley during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. For further reading, see Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol. V, No. 4/Winter 1970. I wrote the second of the three articles as "Anonymous" as I was still employed at KSL at the time. Original script available.
1971 February 14
12
Coalville Tabernacle 1 additional film
01:51.
1971 February 14
13
Coalville Tabernacle 2 story
Court stops demolition. Public demonstrations against LDS Church. 02:08.Louise Degn's note: The original voice track of this story was lost and has been rerecorded for this 2002 reconstruction. Original script available.
1971 February 19
14
Coalville Tabernacle 2 additional film
00:39.
1971 February 19
15
Coalville Tabernacle 3 story
Court lifts stay, allowing demolition. 01:43.Louise Degn's note: The original voice track of this story was lost and has been rerecorded for this 2002 reconstruction. Original script available.
1971 March 01
16
Coalville Tabernacle 3 additional film
Court hearing, stake president interview. 01:50.
1971 March 01
17
Coalville Tabernacle 3 additional film
Court hearing, attorney interview. 02:00.
1971 March 01
18
Coalville Tabernacle 4 story
Coalville church members begin demolition of tabernacle. 03:03.Louise Degn's note: Viewing the stand-up with 30 years of hind-sight, I think it is biased and one-sided. The stand-up did not run in the 6pm version of the story, however I showed it to my supervisor (Ted Capener) before editing it into the 10pm version. He advised against using it, but said I could if I wanted to. So I did. The story angered Church leaders who thought their own station had betrayed them. By Friday, their displeasure had rumbled down through the hierarchy to my supervisor who sternly reprimanded me. Specifically, he asked why I had neglected to include the statement issued on Wednesday (the day of the demolition) by the First Presidency of the LDS Church. I had seen the statement on the newswire but had dismissed it because it contained no new information. I have since learned in my journalism career that the fact that a statement is issued is news itself, regardless of the content. Historical Note: The building in the background of the Fitzen interview is the three-story Bank of Utah building on the southwest corner of State and South Temple, which was later torn down. Original script available.
1971 March 03
19
Coalville Tabernacle 4 additional film
Demolition. 03:36.
1971 March 03
20
Coalville Tabernacle 4 additional film
Demolition, sheriff interview. 01:10.
1971 March 03
21
Coalville Tabernacle 5
Aftermath. 02:42.Louise Degn's note: Original script available.
1971 March 03
22
Wurlitzer Wigwam
A new piano manufacturing plant in Logan pollutes the air. 01:45.Louise Degn's note: I got into trouble with this story too. The Wurlitzer people called my supervisor, Ted Capener, and said that I'd been trespassing on their property. I thought I was just doing what I'd been assigned--covering a controversial issue in Logan. Wurlitzer had declined to be interviewed, so I'd just gotten the story without them. After two controversial stories, Ted was probably glad that I left the newsroom during the spring of that year to finish my Master's Degree at Northwestern University. Technical Note: The video flutter at the beginning of the story was caused by broken sprocket holes on the original film while it was being transferred to video for this 2002 reconstruction. The original voice track of this story was lost and has been rerecorded for this 2002 reconstruction. Original script available.
1971 March 16
23
Weight Watchers
Founder of the diet business, Jean Nidetch, visits Salt Lake City. 01:32.Louise Degn's note: At the time, Weight Watchers was becoming very popular throughout the country. It began a trend in commercial weight-loss businesses. It is interesting to note the Salt Lake City scenes in the background. In the first section of film you can see the Walgreen Drug store, a five or six story building located on the southwest corner of Main and South Temple. As Jean Nidetch walks in front of the Hotel Utah (now the Joseph Smith Memorial Building), in the background you can see cars driving along Main Street between North and South Temple, a block that was permanently closed to traffic in 1999. In the second section of silent film, you can see the old ZCMI department store building with its series of mini shops facing the street. The building was replaced by an indoor mall. Original audio track and script are missing. The A roll only is available.
1971 June
24
Hitchhiking story
A new fad of young people hitchhiking across America. 02:57.Louise Degn's note: The audio on this story is difficult to hear. I think it was OK when the story was originally broadcast but got distorted during the film-to-tape transfer for this reconstruction. To assist clarity, I transcribed the first section of audio onto the screen. This was NOT done for the original story, however. Original handwritten script available.
1971 August
25
Hitchhiking additional film
00:40.
1971 August
26
Spiral Jetty
A new Robert Smithson sculpture in the Great Salt Lake off Promontory Point. 02:02.Louise Degn's note: The film was shot on a silent film camera. The aerials were shot from the KSL traffic airplane, which means the pilot and photographer was probably Jack Ford. The sounds of the airplane and the lake were recorded on audio tape separately and mixed with the reporter narration. Several years later I did another story on another piece of earth sculpture, Sun Tunnels, installed north of Wendover. Sun Tunnels was created by Smithson's widow, Nacy Holt. She made the tunnels at a plant in Lehi and let me take home one of the concrete cores removed to make the "stars" in each of the constellations. I sealed the "star" with a shiny goop and used it as a doorstop in my home for years. Original script available.
1971 August
27
Renaissance Fair
Utah Art League sponsors a fair in East Canyon. 01:56.Louise Degn's note: Film for the first part of the story is missing. Original script available.
1971 September 06
28
H. L. Hunt interview
The Texas oil billionaire visits Salt Lake City. 01:36.
circa 1970-1971

KSL-TV news documentary - Louise Degn, reporter, 1970Return to Top

Container(s): Disc 3

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3
video
1
In whose land
Israeli/Palestinian conflic. 30:00.
1970 December 26

WBBM and KSL news stories - Louise Degn, reporter, 1972-1977Return to Top

Container(s): Disc 4

Container(s) Description Dates
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4
video
1
Housewares (WBBM)
Manufacturers' trade show at McCormick Place, Chicago. 01:35.
1972 January 20
2
Chicago blues musicians (WBBM) story
Sam Chatman and Walter Vincent. 01:43.
1972 February 03
3
Chicago blues musicians (WBBM) additional film
00:47.
1972 February 03
4
Cowboys in Daniels Canyon
Bill Ecker and Tom Davis ride horseback from Texas to Alaska. 01:40.
1976 March 12
5
Body painting at May Fest
2nd annual body painting festival at the University of Utah. 01:18.
1976 May 05
6
Navajo rug weaver
Rose Keith of Blanding, Utah, traditional rug weaver. 01:40.
1976 May 20
7
Crickets and seagulls
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) historian Glen Leonard explores myths about pioneer story. 02:03.
1976 July 23
8
Capitol Theatre organ renovation
Renovation of 1927 Wurlitzer organ played by Mike Ohman. 02:13.
1976 July 31
9
Melvin Dummar - Howard Hughes' will (bad video)
Year-end summary of story. 02:47.
1976 December 28
10
Ice Capade skater
Profile of chorus skater Judy Roof. 01:48.
1977 April 23
11
Allred murders
Polygamist leader Rulon Allred is assassinated 05:53.Louise Degn's note: Late afternoon May 10, 1977, the KSL assignment person heard on the police scanner about a murder in Murray City and asked me to go on it. She had no additional information. While driving there, John Hollenhorst, another reporter, called on the two-way to say the victim might be a polygamist, a member of the "Church of the Lamb of God." We arrived in time to get film of the body being wheeled to the ambulance. A group of very distraught people was standing outside the one-story, brick medical clinic where a Dr. Rulon Allred had been shot. In 1977 polygamists were left alone by the authorities, following the bad publicity of the "Short Creek" raids in the 1950s. They lived hidden among the larger society. I approached the group. "I understand he was a member of the Church of the Lamb of God." One man shot back, angrily yelling, "Them's the ones that did it!" That was the first indication to the general public of the feud among the polygamy groups. I talked more with them and returned the next day to interview a friend, William Baird, and Nephi Allred, Dr. Allred's son. The group's initial reaction was right. Ervil LeBaron, leader of the Church of the Lamb of God, eventually was convicted of this murder, as well as others, in his bloody fight for sole control of the polygamy groups.
1977 May 11
12
Piano festival at BYU
Concert pianist Lili Krause instructs students at Brigham Young University (BYU). 01:48.
1977 July 02
13
Park City Arts Festival
7th annual festival on Main Street. 01:54.
1977 August 20

KSL news stories - Louise Degn, reporter, 1976-1977Return to Top

Container(s): Disc 5

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1
Capital punishment promo
This series ran prior to Gary Gillmore's execution on 17 January 1977. 00:30.
1976 November
2
Capital punishment 1
History of Utah capital punishment law (Ed Yeates, reporter). 01:37.
1976 November 21
3
Capital punishment 2
Executions of John D. Lee, Don Jesse Neil, Joe Hill. (Ed Yeates, reporter). 02:14.
1976 November 22
4
Capital punishment 3
Methods of execution. (Ed Yeates, reporter). 01:55.
1976 November 22
5
Capital punishment 4
Voice of Gary Gillmore explaining his decision to be executed. 01:32.
1976 November 24
6
Capital punishment 5
Moral and religious views on capital punishment. Interview: Monsignor W. H. McDougall, Catholic Diocese. 02:35.
1976 November 25
7
Capital punishment 6
Execution as a deterrent to crime. 02:02.
1976 November 26
8
Great Salt Lake flooding 1
History of changing lake levels. 01:45.
1977 January 16
9
Great Salt Lake flooding 2
What is threatened by rising lake level. 01:47.
1977 January 17
10
Great Salt Lake flooding 3
Proposed solutions to control lake level. 02:18.
1977 January 18
11
Great Salt Lake flooding 4
Arguments for breaching Southern Pacific causeway. 02:15.
1977 January 19
12
Great Salt Lake flooding 5
Arguments against breaching Southern Pacific causeway. 02:03.
1977 January 20
13
Great Salt Lake flooding 6
Forecasting lake level. 01:51.
1977 January 21
14
TV violence 1
Harmful effects of violent TV shows. 02:03.
1977 February 28
15
TV violence 2
Beneficial effects of pro-social TV shows. 01:53.
1977 March 01
16
TV violence 3
Influencing TV programming with product boycotts. 01:53.
1977 March 02
17
TV violence 4
Groups trying to influence TV programming. 01:53.
1977 March 03
18
TV violence 5
Lynn Scoresby family regulates TV viewing. 02:04.
1977 March 04
19
Migrant workers 1
Profile of Luciano Hernandez Family. 01:13.
1976 September 06
20
Migrant workers 2
Health care for migrant families. Interview: John Steven Lujan, Utah Migrant Council. 01:34.
1976 September 07
21
Migrant workers 3
Job training for children of migrant families. Interview: Frank Vidaurii, Migrant Worker. 01:24.
1976 September 08
22
Migrant workers 4
Legal status of migrant workers. Interview: Gerald D. Fasbender, United States Immigration Service. 01:34.
1976 September 09

KSL news stories: Teton Dam break - Louise Degn, reporter, 1976-1978Return to Top

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Teton Dam break special report
11:00.Louise Degn's note: On Saturday, 05 June 1976, I was working in the newsroom and received a telephone call from a woman saying she had relatives in Idaho and heard the Teton Dam had broken. I had no idea what or where that was so I got out an Idaho map and determined what county that was in and called the sheriff's office. The officer who answered said, yes, there was a small break in the dam but it was not serious. I put that sound bite on KSL Radio news. Shortly -- I can't recall how we knew -- we discovered it was more serious so we decided to go up. Bob Greenwell, the photographer, was also a pilot, so he rented a small plane and we flew to Idaho landing in a cornfield. We thumbed our way around the area, interviewing people and shooting film of the flood. We waded into one street, not knowing where we were, and shouted to a man, "What street is this?" "Main Street," he answered., so that's where I did my stand-up. Taking off in the plane on the cornfield dirt road was harrowing. Bob later told me that we cleared a fence at the end of the field by just feet. We flew around the area and using an aviation map I could pinpoint exact towns that were under water and those that were safe. That type of exact information is crucial to people with loved ones in the area and the very information that is often lacking in the initial news reports of disasters. We got back to the station by 10 p.m., splattered in mud and soaked with floodwater and I went on the air with a report, the only Utah station to have original on-the-ground pictures. The people we interviewed that day were the ones we did follow-up reports with at six months and two years.
1976 June 06
2
Teton Dam break - Blackfoot, Idaho
03:47.
1976 June 07
3
Teton Dam break - Idaho Falls, Firth, Blackfoot, Rexburg
04:00.
1976 June 07
4
Teton Dam break 6 month follow-up 1
Reconstruction of homes in Sugar City. 02:50.
1976 December 05
5
Teton Dam break 6 month follow-up 2
Reconstruction of buildings in Sugar City. 02:10.
1976 December 06
6
Teton Dam break 6 month follow-up 3
Reconstruction in Rexburg. 01:34.
1976 December 06
7
Teton Dam break 6 month follow-up 4
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Walters Family. 02:50.
1976 December 06
8
Teton Dam break 6 month follow-up 5
Reconstruction of farm land. Brent Barrus. 01:33.
1976 December 07
9
Teton Dam break year end summary
01:58.
1976 December 31
9
Teton Dam break 2 year follow-up
03:35.
1978 June 04

KSL news stories: Maurice Abravanel and Utah Symphony - Louise Degn, reporter, 1970-1979Return to Top

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Utah Symphony
Recordings postponed due to low record sales. 01:23.
1976 June 06
2
Beverly Sills, soprano
Abravanel 75th birthday concert. 01:40.
1977 May 23
3
Acoustics of new (Abravanel) Symphony Hall
Interview with acoustician Cyril M. Harris. 06:10.
1979 September 15
4
The Maestro, Utah Symphony conductor Maurice Abravanel
09:00.
1978 January 07
5
Abravanel rehearsing Mahler 2nd Symphony unedited film
05:32.
1977 December
6
Abravanel conducting Mahler 2nd Symphony in Tabernacle unedited film
08:11.
1977 December 09

KSL news stories and documentary: Ballet West - Louise Degn, reporter, 1978-1982Return to Top

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"The Lark Ascending" based on music by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Ballet West performs in Cedar City. Unedited film. 04:04.
circa 1978-1979
2
Inside the turning point
Profile of Ballet West principal dancer, Victoria Morgan, and choreographer, Bruce Marks. Premier of "Sanctus." 07:50.
1978 February 04
3
Ballet West backstage
Behind the scenes life of ballet dancers Lee Provancha Day, Bruce Caldwell, Lisa LaManna and Wendi Beckwitt. 24:40.
1982 March 16

KSL Dimension Five stories - Louise Degn, reporter, 1977-1978Return to Top

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My brother the magician
Ralph G. Degn entertains children with magic. 05:38.
1977 October 21
2
Bubble house
Energy efficient house built below ground in Utah County. 04:37.
1977 November 19
3
International Women's Year
Controversial national women's rights convention, Houston, Texas. 11:08.Louise Degn's note: One of the most contentious social issues of 1970s was the role of women in society. The United Nations declared 1977 as International Women's Year (IWY). President Carter appointed a commission to plan a National Women's Conference in Houston, Texas, November 18 to 21, 1977, and to propose a National Plan of Action, which included controversial issues like abortion, sexual preference, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and day care. Leading up to Houston, each state held its own conference. Utah's erupted in controversy when the Mormon Church urged its women to attend in large numbers and resist passage of liberal social ideas. The mainly Mormon women elected their own slate of conservative delegates to the Houston meeting, while the organizers appointed its own slate of liberal members. Thus, two slates of Utah delegates, with opposing points of view, represented Utah: Elected (conservative) and Appointed (liberal).
1977 November 26
4
T-bone on the rocks
Caterers serve dinner on Snow Basin's ski slopes. 02:24.
1978 February 18
5
Soldier Summit lineman
Copper lines still carry phone calls to rural Utah. 05:13.
1978 February 25
6
Mick Boyle series
Quadriplegic graduates from BYU Law School. 16:00.Louise Degn's note: Since these stories Mindy and Mick divorced a few years after his accident. He married Cheryl Chandler Smith in 1982. They had a daughter, Sydney, and adopted twins from El Salvador—son McKay and daughter McKenzie. Mick practiced personal injury and discrimination law in Salt Lake and spent many hours counseling newly injured paraplegic patients. He died suddenly March 3, 1991, of acute pneumonia, his lungs weakened from his injuries.
1978 April 17-22
7
Bloopers
Out-takes of mistakes by KSL reporters. 01:34.
1978 June 10
8
Opera house in the desert
Dancer Marta Becket runs a theater in Death Valley. 07:21.
1978 November 11
9
Ice skater story
Louise Degn skates on Beus Pond in Ogden, UT. 01:48.
1978 December 23
10
Ice skater additional film
07:23.
1978 December 23

KSL Dimension Five stories - Louise Degn, reporter, 1979-1980Return to Top

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Juanita Brooks
Utah historian of the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre. 12:48.Louise Degn's note: Juanita Brooks (1898-1989). The story was filmed ten years before she died in 1989. She was, however, already suffering from dementia. I knew her time was short and wanted to do an interview before it was too late. At times she was lucid, other times not, so we had to shoot more film than usual and edit extensively. She was most alert remembering the past. Outside the high school in Mesquite, Nevada, recalling the beginnings of her book, she came alive. Clearly, this had been one of the most important events of her life.
1979 March 17
2
Death Valley burros
Burro adoption program in Death Valley, California. 07:01.
1979 October 06
3
Tina Gunn
BYU women's basketball star sets national scoring records. 10:49.Louise Degn's note: This story was one of the first shot on 3/4-inch analog videotape. Video editing made quick cuts, freeze frames, and other effects easier to do than with film.
1980 February 23
4
Untaming the wild
A way-station for unwanted wild animals. 07:45.
1980 March 22
5
Anthon Transcript
Forger Mark Hofmann's first historic Mormon document. 12:00.Mark Hofmann was a master forger of historic Mormon and other American documents, fooling experts across the country. The Anthon Transcript was his first big "discovery." When I did this story, Hofmann was reluctant to be interviewed on camera. His speech was flat and controlled. I thought he was just a young, shy university student. Later, of course, I understood he worked hard to mask his emotions and the truth. When Hofmann's schemes started to unravel, he resorted to murder. On 15 October 1985 a bomb killed document collector Steven Christensen, and another killed Kathleen Sheets, wife of a Christensen business associate. The next day a third bomb injured Hofmann himself, while he was parked in his car near Church headquarters. I excitedly told the news director we had footage of the "victim," which we ran on the news that night. A viewer at home saw it, called us and said she'd seen that person riding the elevator in Christensen's building shortly before the first bomb. We ran the interview that night. Hofmann's lawyers subpoenaed the news story arguing it tainted the witness's testimony and a potential jury. Both issues became moot when Hofmann pled guilty and was sentenced to life in prison.
1980 May 24
6
Dimension Five prom
00:30.
1980 August 24

KSL news documentary - Louise Degn, reporter, 1979Return to Top

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Original cancellation of "Mormon Women and Depression"
On-air announcement of cancellation of original documentary. 00:40.Louise Degn's note: The documentary "Mormon Women and Depression" was originally scheduled for broadcast on 11 November 1978. Station management, however, pulled the program after receiving objections from leaders of the LDS Church Relief Society. The cancellation of the heavily promoted documentary generated hundreds of protest letters and calls. Station management replied the program had been pulled for revision, not cancellation. The controversy opened many doors for further interviews, and the program was expanded from a half-hour to one-hour and, in my opinion, became a much better program. The final version aired three months later on 17 February 1979. It generated hundreds of requests for copies to show at church functions around the world and won the National Reporting Award from the American Mental Health Association. Original Cancellation is the disclaimer which ran before the show on the original air date and the show open which announces the program content which replaced it.
1978 November 11
2
Iris Award
Given to Depression Series by the National Association of TV Program Executives. 03:08.
1980 March 22
3
Mormon women and depression
Also known as: Three faces of Depression, the Woman. 1:00:00.
1980 March 22

KSL news documentary - Louise Degn, reporter, 1979Return to Top

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Bedroom births
Three ways of giving birth--home, hospital, birthing room. 27:50.
1979 November 17

KSL news stories and music videos - Louise Degn, reporter, 1983-1991Return to Top

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Manti Temple
Refurbishing Mormon temple. 04:23.
1983 August 25
2
Violin School mural
Blaine DeMille paints mural on Prier Violin Making School. 01:33.
1983 December 10
3
Gypsy nuns
Catholic nuns serve in southern Utah. 06:01.
1984 January 06
4
Montreaux
New Age musicians perform. 06:01.
1984 April 12
5
Harriet Tubman music video
Music video about heroine of the underground railroad. 03:17.
1984 May 15
6
Liz Story
New Age pianist/composer. 21:25.
1986 April 14
7
I Cried music video
Music video about divorce. Sam Prigg, photographer. 02:38.
1988 February 23
8
Pioneer Day Parade highlights
Celebrations of Utah's Pioneer Day. 05:00.Louise Degn's note: For many years KSL had broadcast the Days of 47 Parade. In 1990, I was producing a noontime program, "Midday." The anchor, Bruce Lindsay, suggested we stay on the air through our program and broadcast other holiday events. Live broadcasting was still rather chancy in 1990, but we took up the challenge. We were on the air five hours, in many locations around the state. The next year, 1991, I returned to produce this event again.
1991 July 24

KSL news, Maggie Smith essays and cooking - Louise Degn, producer, 1984, 1986Return to Top

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Maggie Smith obituary
01:14.Louise Degn's note: Maggie Smith did cooking segments and personal essays on "Good Company/Good Friends," a daytime talk show on KSL-TV. Maggie was joyful and eccentric. For example, for years she told people she was 80-years-old, even though when she died, she was only 77. She thought 80 had "character." She appeared from Feb. 1984 until her death in Jan. 1986. This was actually her second stint as a KSL personality. Years before, in the 1940s and 1950s, she had a program on KSL Radio under the name, Margaret Masters. I remember listening to it as a child. She did a mix of recipes, household tips, gossip, and good neighbor talk that was popular on radio stations across the country at that time. Her warm personality that made her a popular radio host and it carried over to television when we resurrected her career on TV. Louise Degn, producer. Kerry Jensen, principle photographer. Shelley Osterloh, host.
1986 January 28
2
Maggie Smith - boyfriends forgotten
04:30.
1984 February 21
3
Maggie Smith - Baxter Jones
03:38.
1984 February 28
4
Maggie Smith - gluttony
03:10.
1984 March 06
5
Maggie Smith - bread - cooking
05:29.
1984 March 05
6
Maggie Smith - cracking eggs
00:55.
1984 March 13
7
Maggie Smith - fried bananas - cooking
02:57.
1984 March 16
8
Maggie Smith - happy marriage
01:48.
1984 March 20
9
Maggie Smith - cheese cake - cooking
04:06.
1984 March 23
10
Maggie Smith - cinnamon rolls - cooking
04:15.
1984 March 30
11
Maggie Smith - red shoes
01:18.
1984 April 03
12
Maggie Smith - kid's drawings
01:18.
1984 April 17
13
Maggie Smith - three-faced doll
01:06.
1984 May 07
14
Maggie Smith - mashed potatoes - cooking
04:39.
1984 May 04
15
Maggie Smith - vase
04:39.
1984 May 14
16
Maggie Smith - refrigerator
02:44.
1984 May 18
17
Maggie Smith - three chins
01:17.
1984 May 21
18
Maggie Smith - grandfather's barn
01:11.
1984 June 11
19
Maggie Smith - shyness
01:37.
1984 June 25
20
Maggie Smith - Jerry Steinblek
01:14.
1984 July 02
21
Maggie Smith - stung by a bee
01:47.
1984 July 09
22
Maggie Smith - being single
02:10.
1984 July
23
Maggie Smith - Mrs. Tremelo
Unaired. 02:30.
circa 1984

KSL news, Maggie Smith and Elouise Bell essays and cooking - Louise Degn, producer, 1984-1985Return to Top

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Maggie Smith - Lillie Mae's husbands
01:31.
1985
2
Maggie Smith - Temperance Lee
01:34.
1985
3
Maggie Smith - Brucie and his dog
01:32.
1985
3
Maggie Smith - advice for Eric
01:28.
1985
4
Maggie Smith - mother's habit
01:11.
1985
5
Maggie Smith - nice to kids
02:00.
1985
6
Maggie Smith - lilac bushes
01:23.
1985
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Maggie Smith - getting good help
02:05.
1985
8
Maggie Smith - strawberry Pie - cooking
05:00.
1985
9
Elouise Bell - hospital tests
01:44.Louise Degn's note: Elouise Bell taught English at Brigham Young University from 1963 – 1994. She was a popular humor writer. These essays were adopted from her writings. From 1984 to 1985 she appeared on "Good Company/Good Friends," a day-time talk show on KSL-TV. Louise Degn, producer.
1984
10
Elouise Bell - operation
01:40.
1984
11
Elouise Bell - zucchini 1
01:49.
1984
12
Elouise Bell - zucchini 2
01:30.
1984
13
Elouise Bell - family reunion
01:38.
1984
14
Elouise Bell - trivia
01:39.
1984
15
Elouise Bell - color coding
01:22.
1984
16
Elouise Bell - student writing
01:16.
1984
17
Elouise Bell - traveling in Utah
01:57.
1984
18
Elouise Bell - disappearing things
01:50.
1984
19
Elouise Bell - visitors check list
02:22.
1984
20
Elouise Bell - food exercises
02:02.
1984
21
Elouise Bell - house guests
02:05.
1984
22
Elouise Bell - family fights
02:14.
1984
23
Elouise Bell - TV chefs
01:48.
1984
24
Elouise Bell - habits
01:30.
1984
25
Elouise Bell - bikers
01:36.
1984
26
Elouise Bell - therapists
01:44.
1984
27
Elouise Bell - extra zucchini
01:53.
1984
28
Elouise Bell - homework
02:07.
1984

KSL news, TalkAbout interview shows - Louise Degn, producer, 1985-1986Return to Top

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MTV's effect on children promo
00:30.
1985 October 03
2
MTV's effect on children
Influence of music videos on children's behavior. 24:45.
1985 October 03
3
Disciplining children
Psychologist Lynn Scoresby gives advice to parents. 21:15.
1985 October 07
3
Disciplining children
Psychologist Lynn Scoresby gives advice to parents. 21:15.
1986 November 14
4
Family series
Summary of 15 shows on the changing family: single adoptions, working mothers, househusbands, blended families, generational changes in families. 22:50.
1986 November 14

KSL news, arol Lynn Pearson and Carlfred Broderick interviews - Louise Degn, producer, 1986Return to Top

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Carol Lynn Pearson - 10PM news story
02:11.
1986 August 20
2
Carol Lynn Pearson - Prime Time Access
09:25.
3
Carol Lynn Pearson - TalkAbout
Mormon author cares for homosexual husband with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). 22:50.
4
Carlfred Broderick - TalkAbout
Mormon family therapist discusses family relationships. 23:10.

KSL Dimension Five, 1986Return to Top

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Final show
26:30.
1986 September 13
2
Early show opens and sets
03:20.
1986 September 13
3
Interview with Ed Yeates, first executive producer
Includes story excerpts: Roller Coaster Maker, Arrow-Huss Co., Clearfield, UT (Ed Yeates, reporter), Actor Tony Geary of North Summit High School (Holly McCullom, reporter), F-16 jet computers, Hill Air Force Base (Steve Connelly, reporter). 08:27.
1986 September 13
4
Bedroom Gold Miner, Chris Christopherson, Murray, ID
Holly McCullom, reporter. 04:28.
1986 September 13
5
Bloopers
01:29.
1986 September 13

KSL news, Prime Time Access, Southern Exposure series - Louise Degn, producer, 1987Return to Top

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Arches National Park
Moab Jeep safari (Karl Peterson, photographer), Moab Dump (Bruce Lindsay, reporter), Ancient Pack Rats in Canyonlands (Ed Yeates, reporter), How Arches Were Formed. Interview with Ranger Steve Swanke (1:52), Delicate Arch Marriage of Alec Wilkins and Cheryl Sue Christensen (Sam Prigg, photographer). 21:00.
1987 May 18

KSL news, Prime Time Access, Southern Exposure series - Louise Degn, producer, 1987Return to Top

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Monument Valley
John Ford, movie director (Chris Hicks, reporter), Navajo Marina (Keith McCord, reporter), Navajo High School (Alexis Fernandez, reporter), Green Mask, Grand Gulch, Anasazi Cave (Duane Cardall, reporter). 22:30.
1987 May 19

KSL news, Prime Time Access, Southern Exposure series - Louise Degn, producer, 1987Return to Top

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Lake Powell
Water Skier, Richard Briggs, attempting a record 1,900 miles, Glen Canyon Dam economics (John Hollenhorst, reporter), Perry Lodge in Kanab, Utah (Keith McCord, reporter. Not on DVD). 19:10.
1987 May 19

KSL news, Prime Time Access, Southern Exposure series - Louise Degn, producer, 1987Return to Top

Container(s): Disc 22

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Bryce Canyon
Burr Trail Commuter, Marjie Spencer (Alexis Fernandez, reporter), Kodachrome Basin State Park (Keith McCord, reporter), The Donut Priest, Father Joseph Valine (Duane Cardall, reporter), Mysterious Loa Bulge (Ed Yeates, reporter). 21:45.
1987 May 21

KSL news, Prime Time Access, Southern Exposure series - Louise Degn, producer, 1987Return to Top

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Great Basin National Park
Lehman Cave (Ed Yeates, reporter), Baker, Nevada (Alexis Fernandez, reporter), Callao, Utah, one-room schoolhouse (Allison Barlow, reporter), Small Museums and Shops (Keith McCord, reporter).Tooele County Museum, PreHistoric Museum, College of Eastern Utah, Price, Beaver County Courthouse, Millard County Chronicle Office, Delta (two-headed sheep), Edge of the Cedars Museum, Blanding (Anasazi artifacts), Joseph Smith Profile Rock, Millard County, Territorial Statehouse, Fillmore, Old Rock Church, Parowan, Hole in the Rock, Moab. 21:00.
1987 May 22

KSL news, Prime Time Access, Autumn Leave series - Louise Degn, producer, 1987Return to Top

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Rural Idaho
Airborne mail carrier, Ray Arnold, Cascade, ID (Keith McCord, reporter), Town's only nurse, Marie Osborn, Stanley, ID (Allison Barlow, reporter), Montage of western locales visited on Prime Time Access, Custom fishing rod maker, Alton Wilde, Rexburg, ID (Don Olsen, reporter). 23:20.
1987 September 21

KSL news, Prime Time Access, Autumn Leave series - Louise Degn, producer, 1987Return to Top

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Mountain Climbing School (Karl Petersen, photographer), Gerry Spence, defense attorney (Alexis Fernandez, reporter), Should wolves be reintroduced into Yellowstone/Jackson? (John Hollenhorst, reporter). 21:00.
1987 September 22

KSL news, Prime Time Access, Autumn Leave series - Louise Degn, producer, 1987Return to Top

Container(s): Disc 26

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Bear Lake
Raspberries, Hilt and Price Family Farms (Shelley Thomas, reporter), Post Office moving to new building, St. Charles, ID (Duane Cardall, reporter), Economic development around lake (Dave Thomas, reporter), Rural Life, video essay (Greg Sumner, photographer). 20:30.
1987 September 23

KSL news, Prime Time Access, Autumn Leave series - Louise Degn, producer, 1987Return to Top

Container(s): Disc 27

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Heber Valley
Homestead Resort turns 101 (Duane Cardall, reporter), Hot Pots (Ed Yeates, reporter), Jordanelle Dam controversy (John Hollenhorst, reporter), Cascade Springs, video essay (Bob Greenwell, photographer). 21:20.
1987 September 24

KSL news, Prime Time Access, Autumn Leave series - Louise Degn, producer, 1987Return to Top

Container(s): Disc 28

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Flaming Gorge
Sonar trout fishing with Steve Wolstenhulm (Don Judd, reporter), Ute Mountain Lookout Tower, Ashley National Forest: the last remaining fire look-out tower in Utah (Alexis Fernandez, reporter), Fontenelle Dam on Green River in Wyoming is leaking (John Hollenhorst, reporter), Bloopers. 20:40.
1987 September 25

KSL news, Prime Time Access documentary - Louise Degn, producer, 1987Return to Top

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No Home for the Holidays
Who are the homeless? (Bruce Lindsay, reporter), Police and the homeless (Sam Prigg, photographer/producer), One woman's path to homelessness (Alexis Fernandez, reporter), Community activist, Steve Holbrook, on building a homeless shelter in Salt Lake City (Duane Cardall, reporter). 21:40.
1987 December 14

KSL news, Prime Time Access, Sunspots series - Louise Degn, producer, 1988Return to Top

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Hawaii part 1
Where Utahns travel in winter (Keith McCord, reporter), TV shows filmed in Hawaii (Louise Degn, field producer), Volcanos (Ed Yeates, reporter). 22:30.
1988 February 15

KSL news, Prime Time Access, Sunspots series - Louise Degn, producer, 1988Return to Top

Container(s): Disc 31

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Hawaii part 2
Polynesian Cultural Center Tour in Llai'e, Iosepa, Mormon Polynesian settlement in Skull Valley, UT (Bruce Lindsay, reporter), The ecology of the Manoa Valley rain forest (Ed Yeates, reporter). 20:00.
1988 February 16

KSL news, Prime Time Access, Sunspots series - Louise Degn, producer, 1988Return to Top

Container(s): Disc 32

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Hawaii part 3
Mrs. Fields's Cookies has kahoona bless new store location, Movies filmed in Polynesia (Chris Hicks, reporter), Observatory on Mauna Kea Peak (Ed Yeates, reporter), Utahns who work in pineapple groves (Dave Block, field producer). 21:00.
1988 February 17

KSL news, Prime Time Access documentary - Louise Degn, producer, 1988Return to Top

Container(s): Disc 33

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Lost Love
Divorce: Lee and Jared Willis, father and son (Shelley Thomas, reporter), "I Cried" music video (Sam Prigg, photographer), Child's death: Dale and Marsha Stroup, parents (Alexis Fernandez, reporter). 21:30.Louise Degn's note: This program won an Emmy Award. Shelley Thomas, anchor. Marybeth Raynes, LCSW.
1988 February 23

KSL news, Prime Time Access, Highway 91 series - Louise Degn, producer, 1988Return to Top

Container(s): Disc 34

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Idaho border through Ogden
Smithfield Implement Co (Don Olsen, reporter), Bluebird Café (Alexis Fernandez, reporter), Dr. Pierce's sign, Wellsville, Mantua, Utah ( Dave Thompson, reporter), Ogden Cops, Lt. Richard Peterson (Larry Lewis, reporter). 21:30.
1988 May 16

KSL news, Prime Time Access, Highway 91 series - Louise Degn, producer, 1988Return to Top

Container(s): Disc 35

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Davis County through Utah County
Deseret Mill, Kaysville, Slim Olsen's gas station, Bountiful (Bruce Lindsay, reporter), Teenagers Drag State Street, Salt Lake City (Keith McCord, reporter), Lehi Roller Mills, Lehi, Timpanogos Cave, Ranger Arlo Shelley (Duane Cardall, reporter), Pioneer Drive In Movie Theater, Provo (Ed Yeates, reporter). 20:30.
1988 May 17

KSL news, Prime Time Access, Highway 91 series - Louise Degn, producer, 1988Return to Top

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Juab County through Millard County
Mona Beekeeper, Greg Newton (Allison Barlow, reporter), Kay's Market in Mona, Utah, Dan Valentine Cafe Books, Death Strip, Highway 91 near Levan (Bob Walz, reporter), Scipio Bus Driver, Carolyn Memmot (Alexis Fernandez, reporter), Pioneer Statehouse, Filmore, Kanosh Baseball (Keith McCord, reporter). 21:00.
1988 May 18

KSL news, Prime Time Access, Highway 91 series - Louise Degn, producer, 1988Return to Top

Container(s): Disc 37

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Beaver County through Iron County
Cove Fort, Utah, Volcanos on Central Utah (Ed Yeates, reporter), High School Radio Station in Beaver, Utah, The Beaver Weekly Press (Bruce Lindsay, reporter), Beaver Bakery. Annie Stapley and Jenny Gale, sisters, LaSpina Arts Group. Cary and Stevi LaSpina (Carole Mikita, reporter), Paragonah General Store, Parowan, Utah Cafe (Shelley Osterloh, reporter). 21:00.
1988 May 19

KSL news, Prime Time Access, Highway 91 series - Louise Degn, producer, 1988Return to Top

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Washington County to Arizona border
Cedar City, Utah, Kolob Canyon, Leeds Cookbook by Cecelia Ludwig (Allison Barlow, reporter), Silver Reef Monument, artist Jerry Andersen, Quail Creek Reservoir, Cotton Festival in Washington, Utah, Fitness Institute in Snow Canyon (Shelley Osterloh, reporter), Tortoise Man, Russell Bezette, of LaVerkin, Utah (Duane Cardall, reporter), Archie Bell, owner of 1957 Chevrolet. 21:25.
1988 May 20

KSL news, Prime Time Access final show - Louise Degn, producer, 1988Return to Top

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Final show
Clips from first show 20 Sept 1982, Bruce Lindsay anchor, Candy Dish 5 given to viewer Ruth Hawkins, Reporter Memories from Ed Yeates, Alexis Fernandez, Keith McCord, Shelley Thomas, Chris Hicks, Osmond kids singing "Bye, Bye, Bruce," Bloopers including: Keith McCord with Jay Leno, early Carole Mikita, John Hollenhorst at the beauty parlor, Art Linkletter telling McCord to shave his moustache, Bruce Lindsay shaving his beard, Gina Stucki, "Don't Worry, Be Happy" music video. Brad Pearson, editor. 22:00.
1988 August 26

KSL documentary, Lowell Bennion - Louise Degn, producer, 1992Return to Top

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Lowell Bennion: a life that matters
Documentary. 23:30.Louise Degn's note: When I left full-time employment at KSL, I felt I left two unfinished projects: 1) an archive of historic work of which this DVD is a part and 2) a documentation of the life of Lowell Bennion. I was able to complete the Bennion project for KSL as a free-lance producer two years after leaving KSL full-time. I wanted to include his wife and all five children to show the impact public service has on private life. At the time of the interview, Lowell Bennion was 84 and frail, though mentally sharp. He died in February 1996 at age 87.
1992 September 02
2
LDS General Conference talk
27:00.
1968 April
3
Howard Bennion, son, excerpt 1
02:35.
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Ben Bennion, son
03:40.
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Doug Bennion, son
01:05.
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Ellen Bennion Stone, daughter
01:00.
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Steve Bennion, son
02:00.
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Howard Bennion, son, excerpt 2
02:35.
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Mary Bradford, biographer
39:00.

KUED docuemtnary - Louise Degn and Marie Cornwall, producers, 1995Return to Top

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Utah women considered
How lives of women have changed in 20th Century. 57:00.Louise Degn's note: This program won Best of Show and a Commendation Award (Gracie) from the American Women in Radio and Television in 1996.
1995 March 28

KUED docuemtnary - Louise Degn and Nancy Green, producers, 1997Return to Top

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Let the women vote!
Woman suffrage in Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Idaho. 56:40.Louise Degn's note: This program won the following awards: National distribution, PBS stations - The program was aired in over 50 cities including New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Austin, Nashville, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Orlando, and others (1999), Selected for Showing at Museum of Broadcasting, Chicago - "Significant Documentaries Exploring the 20th Century" and inclusion in permanent archive (1998), Gracie - American Women in Radio and Television, TV Documentary (1998), 1st Place - Broadcast Education Association, Juried Faculty Production Competition, TV Documentary (1998).
1997 July 06

Volunteer summit brodcast on all Utah stations - Louise Degn, producer, 1997Return to Top

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Volunteer summit
Gov. Mike Leavitt and Gen. Colin Powell urge volunteers to aid troubled youth. 27:25.
1997 October 22

KUER radio news stories - Louise Degn, reporter, 2000-2002Return to Top

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School of the Natural Order
A spiritual community founded in 1957 outside Baker, Nevada by Ralph "Vitvan" deBit still has a hand-full of residents. 9:00.
2000 June 15
2
Mormon History Association in Denmark
150th anniversary of the Mormon Church in continental Europe. 7:55.
2000 August 01
3
Spiritual Directors movements
Lay people counsel others on spiritual matters. 7:30.
2000 November 28
4
Crones Counsel
Women age 50+ gather to share their life stories. 4:35.
2002 March 25
5
Yard Sale music
Music historian Lynn Carson collects "vanity recordings" which document social and cultural trends. 9:30.
2002 March 25

KSL news, Jackie Nokes interviews - Ricki Rafner, producer, 1982-1986Return to Top

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Holly Near, Bay Area singer/songwriter 1
04:37.
1982 March 04
2
Holly Near, Bay Area singer/songwriter 2
25:25.
1982 March 04
2
Jim Scott, Bay Area singer/songwriter
03:50.
1985 January
3
Hunter Davis, Bay Area singer/songwriter
04:37.
1986 May 01

KSL station history, 1984-2006Return to Top

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KSL moves from Social Hall Avenue to Triad Center
03:44.
1984 April 13
2
Paul James, sports anchor, retires
03:20.
1989 June 30
3
Bob Welti, weathercaster, retires
04:30.
1991 Spring
4
Shelley Thomas, news anchor, retires
04:50.
1991 November 27
5
Salt Lake stations switch network affiliation
04:50.
1994
6
Mark Eubank, weathercaster, retires
Includes complete 10 p.m. newscast with commercials. 34:56.
2006 November 29

KSL-TV turns 40, 1989Return to Top

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KSL turns 40
47:10.
1989 June 04

KSL-TV turns 50, 1999Return to Top

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KSL turns 50 part 1
Includes complete 10 p.m. newscast with commercials. 37:43.
1999 May 26

KSL-TV turns 50, 1999Return to Top

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KSL turns 50 part 2
59:43.
1999 June 01

Dick Norse, news anchor, retires, 2007Return to Top

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Dick Nourse tribute program
27:20.
2007 November 28
2
Dick Nourse final broadcast
Last 10 p.m. newscast, includes commercials. 35:35.
2007 November 28

KSL Studios attacked by gunwoman part 1, 1999Return to Top

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5 p.m. newscast, includes commercials
An armed woman, De Keiu Duy, attacks KSL station and kills AT&T employee, Anne Sleater. 31:22.
1999 January 14

KSL Studios attacked by gunwoman part 2, 1999Return to Top

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6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. newscasts, includes commercials
An armed woman, De Keiu Duy, attacks KSL station and kills AT&T employee, Anne Sleater. 57:05.
1999 January 14

Utah historic events, 1983-1997Return to Top

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Newhouse Hotel building demolition (KUTV)
01:04.
1983 June 26
2
Great Salt Lake rising (CBS)
11:30.
1986 May 25
3
Christmas Lights on Temple Square (KSL)
Peter Semelka, photographer. 03:20.
circa 1980s
4
Yellowstone Park fires (KUTV)
07:15.
1988 September 07
5
San Francisco earthquake (KSL)
08:50.
1989 October 17
6
Alta View hostage siege (KSL)
09:45.
1991 September 21
7
Wagon Train accident (KTVX)
03:37.
1997 July 21
8
Wagon Train accident (KSL)
04:50.
1997 July 21
9
Wagon Train accident (KSL)
06:13.
1997 July 21

Perre Dale Selby execution, 1987Return to Top

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KTVX 7:25 am newscast, Phil Reisen, reporter
02:38.
1987 August 28
2
KTVX 5:30 pm newscast, Phil Reisen, reporter
07:00.
1987 August 28
3
KUTV 6 pm newscast, Michael Rawson, reporter
06:00.
1987 August 28
4
KSL 6 pm and 6:30 pm newscasts
31:20.
1987 August 28

Olympics coverage, 1994-1995Return to Top

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Utah athletes compete at Winter Games in Norway
Reporters Bruce Lindsay, Shelley Osterloh, weathercaster Len Randolph. 20:00.
1994 February 14
2
Salt Lake City awarded 2002 Winter Olympics
Reporters Bruce Lindsay, John Hollenhorst, Shelley Osterloh, Ruth Todd, Keith McCord, Deborah Lindner, Carole Mikita, Steve Eager, Craig Bollerjack. 53:33.
1995 June 16

Mormon Church national coverage, 1979-1987Return to Top

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Garm Baum versus Mormon Church (CBS News 60 Minutes)
Utah County cherry processor accuses LDS Church of bankrupting him. 13:40.
1979 December 09
2
Unaired rebuttal to Garn Baum Story (Bonneville International)
25:49.
1979 December 09
3
AIDS and Mormon Church (CBS News Sunday Morning)
Mormon men who died of AIDS and effect on their families. 14:00.
1987 January 11

Mormon Church and Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), 1980Return to Top

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Sonja Johnson on Phil Donahue
Sonja Johnson, excommunicated Mormon feminist, discusses ERA on Phil Donahue talk show. 24:00.
1980 January 16
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Barbara Smith on Phil Donahue
Beverly Campbell, LDS Church spokeswoman, give rebuttal to Sonja Johnson on Phil Donahue talk show. 47:43.
1980 January 16

WBBM news story - Louise Degn, reporter, 1973Return to Top

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Skiing in Utah
Comparison of skiing in Utah and Wisconsin. 03:53.
1973 January 08

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Equal rights amendments--United States
  • Television broadcasting of news--Utah
  • Personal Names :
  • Johnson, Sonia
  • Corporate Names :
  • KSL (Television Station : Salt Lake City, Utah) (contributor)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Coalville (Utah)
  • Great Salt Lake (Utah)
  • Israel
  • Salt Lake City (Utah)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Moving images
  • Sound recordings