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Daily “Beyond Today” Commentary: “BT Daily”

November 17, 2011

This week, Beyond Today presenters Steve Myers and Darris McNeely began producing a new feature for the Web titled BT Daily. BT Daily will be a regular, five days a week, Web-based video commentary on relevant, current topics in the news and items of interest to our audience.

Darris McNeely and Steve Myers explain the purpose behind "BT Daily."

BT Daily is an effort to start a conversation and to bring people behind the scenes and into a deeper relationship with the process that is behind the Beyond Today television program and the topics that are covered.

Camera man, Jamie Schreiber, shoots the daily using a Steadicam.

Mr. Myers said on the opening segment, “We’re going to look at news events. We’re going to look at different topics whether it’s marriage, whether it’s family, whether it’s schooling, whether it’s education, whatever it may be—politics. How does it apply? What is it and how is it relevant to the message of Jesus Christ?”

Beyond Today presenter Gary Petty will do segments when at the home office for monthly videotaping. He will also do some remote material from his home in San Antonio, Texas.

Gary Petty and Darris McNeely test out the new "BT Daily" format.

Most BT Daily segments will be done in the home office production studio. As the men travel, some recording will be done remotely, using laptop computers to record material. The goal is to provide regular daily commentary on life, news and biblical questions sent in by viewers. BT Daily is the first step in developing relevant daily commentary on the Web for our growing Beyond Today audience.

You will find BT Daily on the United Church of God main website and also on a new BT Daily page in the Beyond Today section of our website. The first two dailies are now online. We welcome your comments and feedback on this new project.

Darris McNeely—Associate Media Producer

November 17, 2011 - Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications, UCGIA on the Web | , , , , , , ,


  1. This is fantastic! This short clip feels authentic and real–a great compliment to the typical studio shots.

    Comment by Matthew B | November 17, 2011 | Reply

  2. I love that you’re doing this – just hope it doesn’t wear out the BT presenters. My prayer is that these (and all media efforts) are bountifully blessed. God bless. Kim in Australia

    Comment by Kim | November 18, 2011 | Reply

  3. I wondered why the old “Good News” video commentaries had faded away. Nice to see there’s a replacement.

    Comment by Richard | November 18, 2011 | Reply

  4. Thanks for this great idea! It’s another way to keep us connected and involved in God’s Work.


    Comment by Beth | November 18, 2011 | Reply

  5. more great features for us to be in touch with what is going on in the work. Thanks

    Comment by Ann Norsworthy | November 18, 2011 | Reply

  6. I am really EXCITED about this – this will help get our Father’s work OUT FRONT where it should be – if we ask anything in Y’shua’s name He will do it for us that He may glorify our Father who has called us to glory and that we truly will be a WITNESS to the nations in proclaiming the SOON coming Kingdom of our Father and His Holy One, Y’shua. Not by might nor by power but truly by the POWER OF HIS SPIRIT Y’shua will glorify our Father’s name even as He did in the days of His flesh if we TRUST and RELY on Him FOR EVERYTHING through the spirit of humility – for in humility there is strength, love, full dependence and reliance upon the Son of man to LEAD US – AND HE WILL. Forward to the Kingdom – rely on Y’shua for EVERYTHING in the SPIRIT of our Father’s WORK – you will not be disappointed for He will work a work through us in these days.

    Comment by dwightstewart62d | November 19, 2011 | Reply

  7. the bt daily team do a great job alexander mcmanus

    Comment by alexander mcmanus | June 26, 2012 | Reply

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