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Northwest Now Special Projects

Northwest Now's regular broadcast season runs from mid-September to mid-May. The broadcast season features 30 new programs that include both reporting from the field, and in-studio discussions. Every summer though, managing editor Tom Layson has the chance to shoot, write and edit special projects for use in the upcoming season. These pieces don't include the studio-discussions and take weeks to shoot and edit. We hope you enjoy this collection of Northwest Now specials.

Breaking The Barriers

Physical barriers inhibit fish migration


Apollo 8 was one of NASA's biggest gambles. Astronaut Bill Anders tells the story.

Meet Host Tom Layson

Tom Layson is KBTC's Managing Editor and worked in Yakima, Terre Haute, Louisville, Sacramento, Columbus and New York-New Jersey. Tom anchored 13 hours of live coverage in the NY/NJ market during 9-11 - just one example of the many thousands of hours he’s been on set or in the field covering politics, natural disasters, courts and crime, economic development, personal finance and the environment over the past 38 years. Tom grew up in the Maple Valley area and is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University.