On a blistering summer’s day in 1847 Brigham Young walked around the unknown landscape of what he hoped would be a new homeland in the American West and said simply, “Here.” So begins the uneven, inspired, conflicted and purposeful history of a location that would become the centerpiece of the Utah experience.
Brigham Street: Salt Lake City's Grand Boulevard
It's a street unlike any in the American West - a boulevard of grand proportions. From 1880 to the 1930's, the vast majority of Utah's wealth resided here in the most opulent neighborhood the region had ever seen.
Richard Richards: A Conversation on Ethics
Just weeks before the Watergate break-in, an up-and coming political organizer was offered a senior position at CREEP. Richard Richards had arrived at its headquarters in Washington for an introductory meeting, but it wasn’t long before he sensed something was amiss, and he refused the job and walked out.
Great Salt Lake is a Utah icon, but climate change and a growing population threaten its future. Desert Water discusses new ideas for guaranteeing water inflows into the Great Salt Lake.
The Air We Breathe
Salt Lake City has made national headlines due to a wintertime inversion that has created some of the most polluted air in the nation. The Air We Breathe takes a close look at the causes of this bad air and what challenges it has for Utah's citizens, businesses and government.
Thousands of United States military veterans experience homelessness each year. Street Vets takes viewers into the largely invisible world of homeless veterans and the difficult, but hopeful, pathways home.
In 1922 a small Utah town was rocked with the news that the local school principal had shot and killed one of his students. United United shares the story of the principal’s successor, Golden Kilburn, who masterfully transformed the lives and behavior of a gang of troublesome boys and healed a community.
Ogden: Junction City of the West
Just weeks after the joining of the transcontinental railroad, the transfer point between the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads was moved to Ogden, Utah and no traveling passenger would cross the country by without stopping there.
Great Oaks from Small Acorns Grow
This hour long documentary was commissioned by Weber State University to commemorate its 125th anniversary. Many stories from the school's history were compiled to showcase the challenges, triumphs and inspiring people that have been part of the Weber State legacy.
Salt Lake City: A Downtown Story
In the heart of Salt Lake City, two city blocks reflect more than 150 years of the Utah story. On planners maps they are known as blocks 75 and 76, and over the years they have been built up, torn down and built again.