FIRSTHAND: Coronavirus – Fr. Stephen Kanonik


In this documentary series, WTTW explores the personal, firsthand perspectives of people whose lives have been upended by the coronavirus in Chicago. On any given Sunday, Father Stephen Kanonik, a priest at St. Benedict Parish in Chicago, delivers Mass to as many as 1,200 parishioners. With the “stay-at-home” order, he suddenly finds himself alone. Distressed by the situation, he started searching for new ways to bring together his scattered flock. Musical Director Jeremy Kiolbassa had an idea: he figured out a way to patch together iPads from St. Benedict Preparatory School to create a video-streaming studio in the school chapel. Now Father Kanonik is delivering Mass to thousands of parishioners in their living rooms.

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Title: FIRSTHAND: Coronavirus – Fr. Stephen Kanonik

Format: Video

Clean of Graphics: No

Type: Segment

Subject(s): News & Public Affairs, Coronavirus

Public Broadcasting Station or Institution: WTTW

Original Broadcast/Publish Date: 03/27/2020

Runtime: 00:04:45

Main Asset File Size: 1.76 GB

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  • Media Rights: Specific manner/media
  • Specific Manner and Media specified: Public Television,Free VOD & PBS Passport: any website
  • Territory (*Please note: all internet exploitation of this program must be geo-limited to the specified territory): United States (including territories and possessions)
  • Term: In perpetuity
  • Releases: Unlimited
  • Editing Allowed?: No
  • Digital Classroom Rights: Yes
  • Promotional Use: No

Sensitive Material: N/A

Special Instructions: N/A

Language: English


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