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The Canisius College Video Institute production of the July 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 be rebroadcast on Friday, July 29 at 6:35pm on Time Warner Cable 20 and Sunday, July 31 at 8:00 p.m. on Time Warner 6 in Olean.

In the first segment, Dr. Stan Bratton speaks with Neil Pitts, president of the Hill Cumorah Pageant. It is one of the world’s largest outdoor theatrical productions that celebrate the stories from the Book of Mormon. The pair discusses the annual pageant, its production and the opportunity for all to see it.

In the second segment, Dr. Stan Bratton talks with Imam Fajri Ansari of the Masjid Nu’Man Mosque, about the celebration of the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan. They also discuss the influence of Imam W. Deen Mohammed upon African American Muslims and the upcoming annual “Putting the Neighbor back in the Hood” Festival sponsored by Masjid Nu’Man.

Submitted by: Barb Irwin, PhD, professor, communication studies