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New Formats for Beyond Today TV

June 30, 2010

New Presentation Formats Coming to Beyond Today Television

An invigorating all-day Beyond Today production meeting took place on Tuesday, June 29, at the home office. During what turned into an encouraging and motivating brainstorming session, members of the production team* discussed ideas for and implementation of a new presentation format for upcoming television programs.

While the current format for our 28½-minute programs concentrate on a topic presented by a single host, future presentations will employ a “magazine style” format, similar to what is used on the CBS “60-minutes” and ABC “20-20” programs. In each new program, the airtime will be divided into three eight-minute segments which will cover different aspects of a particular theme. Each segment will be hosted by a different Beyond Today presenter (Darris McNeely, Steve Myers and Gary Petty).

The new presentation format will include a significant increase in the use of news and feature video footage, interviews with prominent officials and authors, “man-on-the-street” interviews, on-location videotaping and much more. Additionally, the eight-minute segments will be designed so they can “stand-alone,” therefore making them also available and easily viewable for our Beyond Today Web site visitors.

Steve Myers, John LaBissoniere, Peter Eddington

While every new Beyond Today may not incorporate all aspects, plans are to make these changes whenever the topic warrants or allows for it. From time to time our viewers may occasionally see our more traditional format too.

Programs employing the new format will be recorded and produced between now and December 2010 (to be aired between September 2010 and February 2011). These programs include,

Clint Porter, Rudy Rangel, Tom Disher

Vampires/Halloween, The Day After Christmas, Am I Going to Hell?, Combating Atheism, Will Israel Survive?, Can You Believe Bible Prophecy?, The Moment After You Die, What Did Jesus Look Like? What Is My Horoscope? How to Study the Bible, Effective Relationships, Responding to Suffering, Where Does Your Security Lie? and Fear and Anxiety.

Steve Myers recording in front of a "green" screen

The first newly formatted program, “Will Jesus Return Tomorrow,” was recorded today and will be aired for the first time in September.

Finally, don’t forget that beginning on July 11, Beyond Today will begin airing on superstation WGN America (at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time, 7:30 a.m. Central, 6:30 a.m. Mountain and 5:30 a.m. Pacific) every Sunday, reaching a potential audience of 75 million U.S. households. You can find a WGN America channel in your area by entering your zip code at this Web site.

Please pray for our new television initiatives. Your prayerful support, concern and encouragement are very much needed and appreciated.

John LaBissoniere—Beyond Today Time Buying Manager

* Beyond Today production teams members who participated in the meeting included Peter Eddington, Jamie Schreiber, Jeremy Lallier, Darris McNeely, Clint Porter, Rudy Rangel, Tom Disher, Aaron Booth, Steve Myers, Gary Petty and John LaBissoniere.

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  1. Bravo for the new format!

    Comment by Nicolas Nick | June 30, 2010 | Reply

  2. I’m concerned that the Sabbath was not included in the programs and that’s what identifies our relation with the God the Father and Jesus Christ.

    Comment by Ramon Soto | June 30, 2010 | Reply

    • Yes, but remember that this is a sampling of what types of programs will be covered, not a comprehensive listing. I’m sure the Sabbath issue will be eventually presented.

      Comment by Basil Kopey | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  3. I read this with much anticipation. Incorporating news and “outside” voices is something I had been hoping would happen for years. Viewers get clued into who is who on a program and when you only have your own people presenting the topic it generates questions and doubt about the organization and its purposes.

    Additionally, I am most pleased to see us on commercial television. For several years I sponsored the program on Public Access with no known results, contacts or inquiries.
    Commercial television should produce good contacts and general interest in our message.

    Comment by Larry Hardison | June 30, 2010 | Reply

  4. Hey sounds like a good plan!
    One thing. there is one more time zone. Alaska! I intend to get up at 4:30 to hear the program.

    Comment by Rihcard Eckman | July 1, 2010 | Reply

  5. The new format sounds wonderful!! I will look forward to seeing the final production and will certainly pray for the success and being able to reach people more effectively with the gospel. May God guide and direct each of you and inspire the presenters.

    Comment by Sandra | July 1, 2010 | Reply

  6. I am very happy that finally the truth of how things really are, has come out, as always Mr. Seiglie has been humble and has respected the authority, Thank you and God bless you and protect you, because for his fruits I know him

    Comment by Clara Galaz | July 1, 2010 | Reply

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