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The Canisius College Video Institute production of the February 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, February 17 at 6:35 p.m. on Time Warner Cable 20, and Sunday, February 19 at 8:00 p.m. on Time Warner 6 in Olean.

In the first segment, James Lewis III, director of spiritual care at Erie County Medical Center, speaks with Rev. William Gillison, PhD, of Mount Olive Baptist Church and moderator of the Great Lakes Baptist Association. During the segment, Gillison recounts his life journey and the founding of Mount Olive Baptist Church.

In the second segment, Rev. Jonathan Lawrence, PhD, assistant professor of religious studies at Canisius College, speaks with Alex Mikulich, assistant director of mission and ministry at Loyola University, New Orleans.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of 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