[Eight men on timeline]
Our names are Christian Whitmer, Jacob
Whitmer, Peter Whitmer, Junior, John Whitmer, Hiram Page, Joseph Smith,
Senior, Hyrum Smith, and Samuel H. Smith. We all knew Joseph Smith,
Junior in 1830, too. We were his family and friends.
[Joseph showing plates to men]
Joseph Smith, Junior showed us the plates that he got these stories from.
[close up of plates]
looked like gold, and had letters carved in them that were strange and
looked old. He let us touch the plates and pick them up, and that's the