TVW Documentaries & Special Reports

Each year, TVW produces a one-hour documentary that takes an in-depth look at various issues.

Washington’s Food Fight: The Debate Over GMO Labels

This fall, Washington voters will be asked to take a side in the battle over GMO food that’s being fought across the country. “Washington’s Food Fight” looks at the the debate over I-522, a ballot initiative that would require genetically modified food to be labeled in Washington grocery stores.

Coal Crossroads

“Coal Crossroads” is an one-hour documentary produced over the summer of 2012 that investigates the controversy surrounding coal exports in Washington. The Pacific Northwest is poised to become the nation’s leading coal-exporting region, but opponents — worried about health, pollution and snarled train traffic — are putting up a fight.

Staying Afloat: Challenges Facing Washington State Ferries

In this 2011 special report, “Staying Afloat: Challenges Facing Washington State Ferries,” TVW’s Jessica Gao explores the current challenges of one of the world’s largest ferry systems, which transports more than 22 million riders a year through nine marine highway routes in the Puget Sound.

Shock to the System: How National Reform is Changing your Health Care

This 60-minute special report examines how federal reforms will impact health care in Washington state. Watch the 2010 special report, “Shock to the System: How National Reform is Changing your Health Care.”

Quest for Quality: The Debate Over Education Reform and Funding

This 2009 two-part series on education, “The Quest for Quality: The Debate Over Education Reform & Funding,” takes a close look at the state’s public school system. Teachers, parents, and administrators all agree that students learn differently. So how should the state fund public education in the 21st century?

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