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The Canisius College Video Institute production of the July episode of “Kaleidoscope” premieres on Saturday, July 4 at 5:30 a.m. on WGRZ TV 2. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of the region and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities. “Kaleidoscope” is 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, one of the world’s largest outdoor theatrical productions. In the first segment of this episode, program host Dr. Stan Bratton, executive director of the Network of Religious Communities, interviews David, Dana and Moira Dwyer about the Hill Cumorah Pageant and their participation in it.

The second segment focuses on Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), which brings together theological students and clergy of all faiths (pastors, priests, rabbis, imams and others) into supervised encounters with persons in crisis to learn how to minister to them. Bowen Theory postulates that the family is an emotional unit that regulates development and behavior of its members. Stan Bratton interviews Rev. Robert Spilman, a certified Clinical Pastoral Education supervisor, about CPE and how Bowen Theory helps him understand the functioning of families and congregations.

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: Barbara J. Irwin, Ph.D., professor, Department of Communication