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“Beyond Today” Interviewed on Canadian Television

July 19, 2011

Beyond Today presenters Darris McNeely and Steve Myers were interviewed on nationwide Canadian television on Monday, July 18. Canada’s largest provider of prime time Christian programming, Grace TV, interviewed Mr. McNeely and Mr. Myers in their St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, television studio. Gary Petty, our third Beyond Today presenter, was not there for this particular interview.

View the following video footage of the trip and interview from YouTube here:

St. Catharines is a short 30-minute drive from Niagara Falls, New York. Our presenters flew into Buffalo, New York, and stopped to view the famous Niagara Falls on their way to the studio.

Steve Myers and Darris McNeely at Niagara Falls.

According to Wikipedia and other sources, Niagara Falls are the most powerful waterfalls in North America. These massive falls are situated on the Niagara River, which drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario. The falls form the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. Both sides of the falls are host to the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York.

In St. Catharines, Mr. McNeely and Mr. Myers were guests on Grace TV’s “Encounter with Peter Youngren.” Mr. Youngren was out of town that day, and so Grace TV’s Steve McLaughlin hosted the hour-long program. Our Beyond Today presenters took up almost half of the hour. Their episode airs at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, and repeats at 2 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20. It is also now available online for you to view for several months on the Grace TV website.

Grace TV studio in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

Topics included the purpose of the Beyond Today program, the gospel of the Kingdom of God, Bible prophecy, the news, upcoming U.S. elections, the flailing economy, God and finances, and much more. You can watch the program online at Grace TV’s website. If you wish, scroll forward to about half-way through the program to catch the beginning of our portion of the show. Mr. McNeely and Mr. Myers take up most of the last half hour.

Steve Myers, Steve McLaughlin and Darris McNeely discuss the purpose of our Beyond Today television program.

Beyond Today has been on nationwide Canadian television for a number of years. Grace TV used to be called the Christian Channel. In 2009 it changed names to Grace TV.  You can see the times and channels we air in eight Canadian provinces and territories on our Beyond Today website station listing at www.ucg.org/beyond-today/channels. The Canadian UCG office has been very pleased with viewer response from Beyond Today on Grace TV. Our Sunday airtimes are very favorable too.

Grace TV is Canada’s largest 24/7 total Christian television provider. It was launched in 2005 as Canada’s first 24/7 national digital television network. It reaches more than 60 percent of Canadian households. It is also expanding internationally, and hopes to also include the U.S. soon. It is able to air up to 65% foreign content, while other Canadian religious channels are restricted to 35 percent. This has been a great benefit because our Beyond Today program is obviously U.S.-produced.

Please pray for the ongoing success of our effort to preach the good news of God’s Kingdom in the television medium. We have been very pleased with our nationwide response in both Canada and the U.S.—particularly from our 8:30 a.m. EDT Sunday morning airtime on WGN America. But, without God’s blessing it will come to little. Please continue to pray for His guidance in all that we do in His Church.

Peter Eddington—Producer, Beyond Today

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7 Comments »

  1. Great work guys! Very proud of your efforts to further The Work of GOD! Thanks again!

    Comment by David Alan Jutson | July 19, 2011 | Reply

  2. Any possibiliries of getting on Christian tv in the U.S.?

    Comment by Nicolas Nick | July 19, 2011 | Reply

    • while that would be great, i doubt it, as i don’t see a show with differing doctrine lasting on one for very long. Even if it was only aired for a week, i say go for it as you never know how the results will pan out.

      Comment by Karin Halvorson | July 20, 2011 | Reply

      • Why not? Beyond Today has been on Grace TV for years, which is a mainstream Christian station. However, I think we have better success reaching out to people who don’t go to church at all, than to people who have a religion and think they’re happy with it. People entrenched in their beliefs won’t change them without an internal struggle.

        Comment by Susan Durnil | July 23, 2011 | Reply

  3. I miss Mr. Armstrong. When he did the show, he preached right from the bible. He didn’t sit around a table and ask for anyone’s opinion. It would be nice if the show got back to the way HWA did it.

    Comment by JK | July 22, 2011 | Reply

    • JK,
      I understand your appreciation for Mr. Armstrongs style of teaching. His impact on people was impressive. We now, however, live in a different time. Viewers have hundreds of channels to choose from. TV has become an entertainment medium rather than an educational one ( that is, it’s really not educational at all anymore). The program needs to stand out from the clutter that is the landscape of television today. Our commission is to preach to the world. The world is ever changing. As Paul said, “I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some” (1 Corinthians 9:19-23). What worked 20- 60 years ago would not have the same impact with a population that is, let’s face it, less biblically literate than ever before. Mr. Armstrong was a great man and did great things in his era. Though, I cannot long for his teaching style being too young to remember, I respect the media momentum that he started for us to continue on.

      The opinons of these men are biblical opinions. They are speaking from a worldview with the bible as the main context.

      We are trying the best we can and are always looking to improve. We would never say that we have it 100% right on how we produce the show, but that is why we pray for God’s guidance and blessing before every step of the process.

      Comment by RudyRangel | July 24, 2011 | Reply

  4. […] airtime has improved and we’re still on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. EST on what is now known as Grace TV, and at 10:30 p.m. EST on Vision Television. Grace TV is available to digital cable and satellite […]

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