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NEWTON — Boston Catholic Television will air a special program featuring Archbishop Seán P. O’Malley and bioethicist Father Tadeusz “Tad” Pacholczyk speaking on the subject of stem-cell research. Father Pacholczyk, director of education at the National Catholic Bioethics Center, holds bachelor’s degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology and philosophy as well as a doctorate in neuroscience from Yale.
A new bill encouraging embryonic stem-cell research is now being considered in a Statehouse committee. A hearing took place on Feb. 16 for the bill sponsored by Senate President Robert E. Travaglini, D-Boston.
The BCTV program will be taped in advance in front of a studio audience composed of college students and others. The program will be aired on March 3 at 5:00 p.m., March 4 at 11:00 a.m., March 5 at 5:00 p.m., March 6 at 8:00 p.m. and March 7 at 12:30 p.m.