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The Canisius College Video Institute production of the December episode of “Kaleidoscope” premieres Saturday, February 2 at 5:30 a.m. on WGRZ-TV Channel 2. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of the WNY region and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities.

This program rebroadcasts each Friday at 6:30 p.m. over Time Warner Cable 20 and each Sunday at 8:00 p.m. over Time Warner 6 in Olean, NY.

In the first segment, Stan Bratton, PhD, executive director of the Network of Religious Communities, talks with Rev. Mark Blue, pastor of the Second Baptist Church located in Lackawanna, NY and president of the Buffalo Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

In the second segment, Dr. Bratton talks with Timothy Wadkins, PhD, professor of religious studies at Canisius College, about his new book entitled The Rise of Pentecostalism in Modern El Salvador.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Jamie O’Neil, professor of digital media arts and co-director of the Video Institute and Paula DeAngelis-Stein ’86, MS ’02, a long-time producer and director with Daybreak Productions and advancement director at Notre Dame Academy.

Submitted by: David Goodwin, graduate assistant, Communication Studies