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Summarized by Kent Larsen

Boston Radio Station Gives First Audio Tour of Temple

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS -- Boston public radio station WBUR broadcast to its listeners the first audio tour of an LDS Temple yesterday. Robin Young, one of the hosts of the hour-long program Here and Now, spent nearly 15 minutes on the air describing what she saw on a tour of the Boston Temple, conducted by tour guide Terry Hansen. Young claims in the program that this is the first time a tour of an LDS Temple has been broadcast and that recording devices are normally not permitted on the tours.

During the audio version of the tour, Young visits five areas of the Temple, after donning the white slippers requested of all visitors. The tour starts in the men's locker room, moving on to the baptistry, an endowment room, the celestial room and a sealing room.

Young is audibly affected by the tour, expressing amazement at the Temple's beauty. She describes it as a kind of post hotel. She also dwells the mirrors in the sealing rooms and the beauty of the celestial room.

According to the program, the Church is seeing as many as 8,000 people visit the Temple each day, and expects to have more than 75,000 visits during the three-week-long open house.

Mormon Temple Tour
WBUR Here and Now 21Sep00 D1
By Robin Young


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