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The Canisius College Video Institute production of the February episode of Kaleidoscope airs throughout the month, beginning on Saturday, February 1 at 5:30 a.m. on WGRZ-TV Channel 2 and Sunday, February 2 at 9:00 a.m. on WGRZ-TV 2.2, Time Warner 114, and Verizon Fios 460. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of our region, and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities. Kaleidoscope is re-broadcast each Friday at 6:35 p.m. on Time Warner Cable 20 and each Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on Time Warner 6 in Olean.

In honor of Black History Month, this episode features a story about the history and significance of the Baptist Ministers’ Conference. Kaleidoscope talks with leaders of historical African American denominations and congregations in Western New York. Also, John Haught, professor at Georgetown University, discusses the relationship between religions and science today.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce Kaleidoscope under the guidance of Barbara Irwin, PhD, professor of Communication Studies and co-director of the Video Institute, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein, COM ’86/MS ’02.

Submitted by: Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor, Communication Studies