For the sixth consecutive year, TV station KBTC, a service of Bates Technical College, has won an Emmy Award from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Tom Layson, producer and host of KBTC’s Northwest Now, a weekly, locally-produced public affairs program, accepted the statuette at the awards ceremony last month.
Winning in the category of Public/Current/Community Affairs-Program/Special, Northwest Now’s episode “I Do” takes on the gay marriage debate, and features studio guests Joshua Friedes, director of Marriage Equality, Equal Rights Washington, and Joseph Backholm, director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington. This episode also examines the controversial Hide/Seek portrait exhibition at the Tacoma Art Museum.
You can watch the entire Northwest Now episode of “I Do” here.