Last summer I was contacted by BYU Broadcasting to provide commentary for a new documentary about Great Salt Lake and Saltair. I had a wonderful time working with Director Rob Sibley and his crew, and I think the documentary turned out great.
The 54 minute piece, titled Great Salt Lake: Utah’s Sanctuary, covers the history, wildlife, art and recreation of Utah’s inland sea. The recreation section is where I come in. I discuss some of the lesser known, early resorts along the lake’s shores in addition to Saltair. In addition to the commentary, the documentary features some rare film from the old days and some stunning aerial footage– all set to a masterful ambient soundtrack by composer Marden Pond.
The broadcast premiere was 12/6, with a repeat tonight (12/10) at 8:30 on KBYU 11. For non-locals, I’m told it will be available on-demand later this month. Check it out, and let me know what you think!
For vintage and modern photos of the Great Salt Lake and Saltair, like my Facebook Page “Try to Sink.” Then come back and enjoy some of my previous pieces on Saltair: