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The Canisius College Video Institute production of the November episode of “Kaleidoscope” premieres on Saturday, November 2 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.

In the first segment, program host Dr. Stan Bratton interviews Tristan D’Angelo, principal of Notre Dame Academy located in South Buffalo, and Brian Bartosik, Notre Dame teacher, about how their school is teaching 6th and 7th graders the art of video production.

In the second segment, Dr. Stan Bratton interviews Michael Martin, executive director of the Native American Communities Services of Erie and Niagara Counties, about the history, culture, traditions and spiritual beliefs of the Haudenosaunee. The Haudenosaunee are a historically powerful and important confederacy of the Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora peoples found today primarily in Northeastern U.S. and Canada.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor in the Department of Communication 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.

Submitted by: Christian Conner, graduate assistant, Communication Studies