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The Canisius College Video Institute production of the March episode of “Kaleidoscope” premiered earlier this month on WGRZ-TV 2. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of our region and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities. “Kaleidoscope” will rebroadcast on Friday, March 18 at 6:35 p.m. on Time Warner Cable 20, and Sunday, March 20 at 8:00 p.m. on Time Warner 6 in Olean.

In the first segment, host Stan Bratton, PhD, speaks with Reverend Philip S. Gittings, PhD, interim pastor, and David Bond, PhD, organist/choirmaster, about the commemoration of Holy Week and the celebration of Easter at the Historic First Presbyterian Church, Symphony Circle in Buffalo, a church which is experiencing a rebirth.

In the second segment, Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein of the congregation Shir Shalom, speaks with Arnold Alt and Robin Raphael about Purim and the comic dramatization of the Book of Ester known as Purim spiel.

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, Jamie O’Neil, associate professor of digital media arts and co-director of the Video Institute, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein ’86, MS ’02, a producer with Daybreak Productions, the broadcast arm of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.

Submitted by: Sarah Seiler, graduate assistant, communication studies