Jon Butler
Jon Butler is an American history professor and dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at Yale University. He has written several books about religion in American history.

Michael Coe
Michael Coe is the Charles J. MacCurdy professor emeritus of Anthropology at Yale University and curator emeritus of the Division of Anthropology at the school's Peabody Museum of Natural History. He is an expert on the Maya, who inhabited the areas of Mexico and Central America where Mormon scholars say the events in the Book of Mormon took place.

Kathleen Flake
A historian, Kathleen Flake is the author of The Politics of American Religious Identity: The Seating of Senator Reed Smoot, Mormon Apostle. She is assistant professor of American religious history at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

Terryl Givens
A professor of literature and religion at the University of Richmond, Givens is the author of By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion; The Viper on the Hearth: Mormons, Myths, and the Construction of Heresy; and The Latter-day Saint Experience in America.

Sarah Barringer Gordon
Gordon is the Arlin M. Adams professor of Constitutional Law and a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania. She is author of The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in 19th-Century America and, with Kathryn M. Daynes, of the forthcoming Inlaws and Outlaws: The Prosecution of Polygamists in Utah Territory.

Gordon B. Hinckley
Gordon B. Hinckley is the 15th president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has led the church since March 1995.

Jeffrey Holland
Holland was ordained an apostle of the church in June 1994 and became a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles later that year. He received a master's degree in religious education from Brigham Young University (BYU) and has a Ph.D. in American studies from Yale. Prior to joining the Quorum of the Twelve, Holland served as the church commissioner of education and later as president of BYU.

Marlin Jensen
Marlin Jensen is an LDS church historian and member of the First Quorum of the Seventy.

Daniel Peterson
Daniel Peterson is a professor of Islamic studies and Arabic at Brigham Young University, a member of the university's Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, and a contributor to the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research and the Scholarly & Historical Information Exchange for Latter-day Saints. He is the author of numerous articles and books on Mormon history and doctrine.

Greg Prince
Greg Prince holds a Ph.D. in pathology from UCLA and spent over a decade as a researcher at the National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins University. He is president and CEO of Virion Systems, Inc., a biotechnology company specializing in treating and preventing infectious diseases. He is also the author of Power from On High: The Development of Mormon Priesthood, and the co-author, with William Robert Wright, of a biography of LDS Church President David O. McKay.

D. Michael Quinn
Quinn is a historian of Mormonism and a former Brigham Young University professor who was excommunicated from the LDS Church in 1993 after publishing research into controversial subjects in church history.

Margaret Toscano
Margaret Toscano was excommunicated from the LDS Church in 2000 for disregarding warnings from church leadership and continuing to write and speak critically about the role of women in Mormonism and the theological doctrine of the Heavenly Mother. She is founder of the Mormon Women's Forum, a group formed in 1988 to encourage open discussion of Mormon culture and gender issues. Toscano teaches classics at the University of Utah.

Ken Verdoia
Verdoia is a Utah historian, documentarian and journalist who makes his home in Salt Lake City.

Editor's Note
Due to limitations of time and resources, all the interviews conducted for this program could not be published. However, the LDS Church had also recorded the interviews conducted with Elder Packer and Elder Oaks and has published these on its own web site.