"Massacre at the Meadows: A BYU Broadcasting Special Report" is being broadcast on BYU Television and on byutv.org. The program was taped only a week earlier at Mountain Meadows in southern Utah.
The hourlong program premiered Wednesday and will be repeated Friday at noon, Sunday at 2 p.m., Tuesday at 9 a.m., Oct. 2 at 8 p.m., Oct. 7 at 8 a.m. and Oct. 9 at 5 p.m. BYU Television streams its programming live on the Internet and programs are archived for two weeks. KBYU-TV (Utah only) will broadcast it on Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. Utah media outlets BYU Radio and KBYU-FM radio are also planning to broadcast the program.
Jim Bell, a senior producer with BYU Television, interviewed the three authors of the book "Massacre at Mountain Meadows." Ronald W. Walker, Richard E. Turley Jr. and Glen M. Leonard all traveled for the taping at the site of the 1857 massacre.
In the interview, the authors give an overview and tell about the emigrant victims. They also debunk many of the persistent myths and misunderstandings.