Golden Days—a Celebration of Life

In Honor of the 85th Birthday of President Thomas S. Monson


Date: July 5, 2012

To: General Authorities; Area Seventies; Stake, Mission, and District Presidents; Bishops and Branch Presidents

Dear Brethren:

"Golden Days—a Celebration of Life": In Honor of the 85th Birthday of President Thomas S. Monson

"Golden Days—a Celebration of Life," a program honoring the 85th birthday of President Thomas S. Monson, will be transmitted over the Church broadcast system on Saturday, August 18, 2012, with subsequent rebroadcasts to many areas of the world. The program will feature the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Orchestra at Temple Square, and music from guest artists. President Monson's life will be highlighted with remarks and video tributes from some of his lifetime associates.

The enclosed materials include broadcast information for the Church satellite system, the Internet, and other media. This information is also available online at broadcastinfo.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

Sincerely,
Boyd K. Packer
President, Quorum of the Twelve


Broadcast Information for Members in Their Homes

“Golden Days—a Celebration of Life”:
In Honor of the 85th Birthday of President Thomas S. Monson
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Program Length: 1.5 Hours

General Information

Time Labels

The following labels indicate the time standards used in this document:

  • MDT - Mountain daylight time—local time in Salt Lake City, Utah, with daylight saving time (or summer time) in effect.
  • UTC - Coordinated Universal Time—the international time standard.

Notes

  1. Important: Recording or reproduction of this broadcast, in any form, is prohibited.
  2. This document is subject to change. See broadcastinfo.ChurchofJesusChrist.org for updates in English. For updates in other languages, contact the assigned administrative office.
  3. All product or company names and devices, logos, icons, graphics, or designs referenced in this document are the trademarks of their respective owners and are exhibited only in such a manner as is intended to be for the benefit of such trademark owners. The presence or absence of the names of products, services, companies, organizations, home pages, or websites in this document does not imply any sponsorship, endorsement, or nonendorsement thereof by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Internet

Video broadcast: mormonchannel.org and ChurchofJesusChrist.org

Languages: American Sign Language, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish

Broadcast
  • MDT: Saturday, August 18, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.
  • UTC: Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 0100

The time shown above is when this broadcast will first be made available. After that, the broadcast can be viewed anytime until Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 9:30 p.m. MDT (Monday, August 20, 2012, at 0330 UTC).

Roku

To stream this program through a Roku player, download the Mormon Channel app from the Roku Channel Store.

Video broadcast: Mormon Channel > Broadcasts and Events > Live Broadcasts

Languages: American Sign Language, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish

Broadcast
  • MDT: Saturday, August 18, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.
  • UTC: Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 0100

The time shown above is when this broadcast will first be made available. After that, the broadcast can be viewed anytime until Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 9:30 p.m. MDT (Monday, August 20, 2012, at 0330 UTC).


Church Satellite System (for Viewing in Meetinghouses Worldwide)

“Golden Days—a Celebration of Life”:
In Honor of the 85th Birthday of President Thomas S. Monson
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Program Length: 1.5 Hours

General Information

Selecting a Viewing Time

Program start times are listed in mountain daylight time (MDT) and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). MDT is the time in Salt Lake City, Utah, with daylight saving time (or summer time) in effect. UTC is the international time standard. You will need to calculate your local viewing time based on MDT or UTC.

Please select the viewing time that best serves the members in your area. You may write the date and time on the Satellite Program Information for the Stake Technology Specialist, located after this schedule, if you choose.

Important: Recording or reproduction of this broadcast, in any form, is prohibited.

Closed-Captioning

Closed-captioning for the hearing impaired is available with the satellite broadcast in many areas. Where available, it is provided in English and Spanish. If closed-captioning is available in your area, please set up a television set for those who need this service. Closed-captioning is not available on the Internet.

Notes

  1. This document is subject to change. See broadcastinfo.ChurchofJesusChrist.org for updates in English. For updates in other languages, contact the assigned administrative office.
  2. All product or company names and devices, logos, icons, graphics, or designs referenced in this document are the trademarks of their respective owners and are exhibited only in such a manner as is intended to be for the benefit of such trademark owners. The presence or absence of the names of products, services, companies, organizations, home pages, or websites in this document does not imply any sponsorship, endorsement, or nonendorsement thereof by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Church Satellite System

Languages: American Sign Language,* English (closed captioned), French, Portuguese, and Spanish (closed captioned)

Broadcasts
  • MDT: Saturday, August 18, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.
  • UTC: Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 0100
     
  • MDT: Saturday, August 18, 2012, at 9:30 p.m.
  • UTC: Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 0330
     
  • MDT: Saturday–Sunday, August 18–19, 2012, at 12:00 midnight
  • UTC: Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 0600
     
  • MDT: Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 2:30 a.m.
  • UTC: Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 0830
     
  • MDT: Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 5:00 a.m.
  • UTC: Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 1100
     
  • MDT: Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 7:30 a.m.
  • UTC: Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 1330
     
  • MDT: Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 10:00 a.m.
  • UTC: Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 1600
     
  • MDT: Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 12:30 p.m.
  • UTC: Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 1830
     
  • MDT: Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 3:00 p.m.
  • UTC: Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 2100
     
  • MDT: Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 5:30 p.m.
  • UTC: Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 2330
     
  • MDT: Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 8:00 p.m.
  • UTC: Monday, August 20, 2012, at 0200

* American Sign Language (ASL) is available only in the United States and Canada. ASL broadcasts focus on the signer, with the speakers and performers from the program being displayed in a small window on the screen. English audio is broadcast along with ASL. If you need to start receiving ASL, please contact your facilities management group at least two weeks before the broadcast; additional equipment may be required.

Internet

Video broadcast: mormonchannel.org and ChurchofJesusChrist.org

Languages: American Sign Language, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish

Broadcast
  • MDT: Saturday, August 18, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.
  • UTC: Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 0100

The time shown above is when this broadcast will first be made available. After that, the broadcast can be viewed anytime until Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 9:30 p.m. MDT (Monday, August 20, 2012, at 0330 UTC).

Roku

To stream this program through a Roku player, download the Mormon Channel app from the Roku Channel Store.

Video broadcast: Mormon Channel > Broadcasts and Events > Live Broadcasts

Languages: American Sign Language, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish

Broadcast
  • MDT: Saturday, August 18, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.
  • UTC: Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 0100

The time shown above is when this broadcast will first be made available. After that, the broadcast can be viewed anytime until Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 9:30 p.m. MDT (Monday, August 20, 2012, at 0330 UTC).

Other Distribution

DVD or MP4

Outside the United States and Canada, a recording of the broadcast will be available through the assigned administrative office to units that do not receive satellite or Internet broadcasts. Leaders may arrange to show the recording to these units.

Please check with the assigned administrative office for available languages.


Satellite Program Information for the Stake Technology Specialist

“Golden Days—a Celebration of Life”:
In Honor of the 85th Birthday of President Thomas S. Monson
Saturday, August 18, 2012

Viewing time selected by priesthood leader:

Date:
Time:

Equipment Information

Satellite receivers are preprogrammed. No adjustments are necessary. Languages are preprogrammed in the receivers.

For general information about setting up equipment for a broadcast, refer to the General Satellite Program Instructions for the Stake Technology Specialist, which should be located near the satellite receiver. These instructions may be updated or redistributed during the year.

Please set up your EJ10 adapter box (crab box) or Transmission Telephone Audio Interface (TTAI) in case an audio backup is needed during the broadcast.

For information about technical assistance, refer to the General Satellite Program Instructions for the Stake Technology Specialist, staketech.ChurchofJesusChrist.org, or mhtech.ChurchofJesusChrist.org. Troubleshooting assistance can be provided only if a telephone is available at the satellite receiver location.

Closed-Captioning

Closed-captioning for the hearing impaired is available in many areas. Where available, it is provided in English on closed-caption channel 1 (CC1) and in Spanish on closed-caption channel 2 (CC2). If closed-captioning is available in your area, please set up a television set for those who need this service. For technical assistance, call the help desk at the number listed in the General Satellite Program Instructions for the Stake Technology Specialist.

Video Reproduction

Important: Recording or reproduction of this broadcast, in any form, is prohibited.