Last November’s nationwide protests over a grand jury’s decision not to prosecute a Missouri police officer in the shooting death of  Michael Brown were more than just communities venting frustration over the legal system, they’re a big part of a brand new civil rights movement in our country.

February is Black History Month, and on Friday’s Northwest Now, we take a closer look at the history of African Americans and their struggles for civil rights.  We’ll hear from Bill Moss, who was the first black mayor of Tacoma, and we’ll also talk to other civil rights leaders and activists about what’s next for this new civil rights movement.

Northwest Now is a weekly public affairs program that you can see every Friday at 7:30 p.m. right here on KBTC. 

Below is a list that shows where you can find us on TV.  You can also watch past episodes and learn more about our show by going to our website.


KBTC 28.1, 28.2, 28.3 digital channels (including K41KT-D Grays River-Lebam and K24IC-D, Bellingham and Channel 16 Digital, Seattle) KCKA 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 digital channels


Comcast channel 108 (HD, most areas in Western Washington)

Comcast channel 12 (most areas – in Tacoma, Comcast channel 3)

Click! (Tacoma) channel 3

Rainier Connect channel 10

Broadstripe channel 28 (varies by area)

Verizon FiOS channel 28

Frontier Cable: 528 (HD), 28 (SD), and 474 (MHz Worldview)


Dish channel 28 (may appear as 8620)

DirecTV channel 28 (may appear as 970)