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Polygamy: What Love Is This? is a live, phone-in talk show program broadcast weekly on KTMW - TV20, an independent religious broadcaster in Salt Lake City, Utah. Programming began on June 12, 2008, and continues weekly on Thursday nights at 8:00 PM (Mountain Time).[1] The program is hosted by Doris Hanson, a former member of a Utah polygamist community.[2]

The subject matter of the program focuses primarily on the history and modern manifestation of polygamy and Mormon Fundamentalism, from an evangelical Christian perspective. Because Mormon Fundamentalism teaches that plural marriage is a requirement for salvation/exaltation,[3][4] the host frequently states on the program that the Bible does not support this teaching.

Polygamy: What Love Is This? is produced by an evangelical Christian ministry, A Shield and Refuge Ministry,[5] whose stated objective is to assist those seeking to escape a polygamist lifestyle.[6]

The program frequently includes interviews with people who have been involved in a polygamist lifestyle, have assisted people involved in a polygamist lifestyle, or who bear some historical and/or cultural expertise on the subject matter.

Past episodes are available for viewing online at the program's official website and are also available as a podcast.


  1. ^ 30-second Promotional Spot of Polygamy: What Love Is This (As viewed on KTMW-TV20).
  2. ^ Lifting the Veil of Polygamy (documentary), produced by Main Street Church, 2007.
  3. ^ Krakauer, Jon (2004). Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith. Doubleday.
  4. ^ Ostling, Richard N. and Joan K. (1999). Mormon America: The Power and the Promise. HarperCollins Publishers. p. 59-60; 74; et al.
  5. ^ Utah Advance: The Blog of Author and Speaker Ross Anderson (
  6. ^ Billboard Offers Escape (Deseret News, 30 March 2008)

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