Controversy dominates the dialog on this Veteran’s Day. Last month, several U.S. soldiers were killed while serving on a mission in Niger preceding a social media fight between President Trump and a Democratic Congresswoman from Florida…is it OK to use the deaths of American soldiers as a political football?

Also, NFL players across the country continue to take a knee during the national anthem…is this freedom of speech protest, or is it the wrong place and time to display dissent?

On this edition of Northwest Now, we sit down with veterans from the Vietnam War, Desert Storm, and Afghanistan and Iraq wars to discuss their thoughts on these current issues and more.

The Emmy and Telly Award-winning public affairs series Northwest Now airs Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on KBTC Public Television, a service of Bates Technical College.

Use the list below to find us on TV. You can also watch past episodes and learn more about the show on 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)