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The Canisius College Video Institute production of the July episode of “Kaleidoscope” premieres on Saturday, July 6 at 5:30 a.m. 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 each Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Spectrum Cable 20 and each Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on Charter 6 in Olean, NY.

Every year since 1937, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has celebrated the stories from the Book of Mormon in the Hill Cumorah Pageant. It is one of the world’s largest outdoor theatrical productions. In the first segment, Dr. Stan Bratton talks with Neil Pitts, president of the Hill Cumorah Pageant, about the annual production and why it will end in 2020.

“Helping end homelessness… one family at a time” is the tagline for a critical program dedicated to minimizing the trauma of homeless families in Western New York. In the second segment, Dr. Stan Bratton talks with Grace Lindsey, volunteer coordinator and Luanne Firestone, executive director of Family Promise of WNY.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor of communication studies and co-director of the Video Institute, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein ’86, MS ’02.

Submitted by: Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor, Communication Studies; co-director, Video Institute