This week in Church history

25 years ago

The end of the era of 16mm film in the Church was announced in the Nov. 13, 1982, Church News.

The article stated: "Local stakes and wards have been encouraged to convert from 16mm projectors to video recorders where possible, and strict guidelines have been issued by the First Presidency for the use of Church-owned video equipment."

It was reported that the Church would participate 50 percent in the cost of purchasing a video recorder, television set and equipment cart for meetinghouses and a video projector for stake centers.

"The cost of materials on video is a fraction of the cost of 16mm films," the article stated.

In the same issue of the Church News, it was announced in a separate article: "The Church's first major satellite telecast, aside from general conference, will be a fireside for youths and young adults from 12-26" in December. It was to be "beamed to stake centers in the United States equipped with earth stations."

The fireside was to originate from the Tabernacle on Temple Square. It included the showing of a new film, "Morality for Youth," introduced by President Gordon B. Hinckley, President Spencer W. Kimball's second counselor in the First Presidency.

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