The Impact

The Impact

Anchored by Mike McClanahan, “The Impact” goes beyond the headlines to show you how decisions made at Washington’s Capitol directly impact you and your community.


“The Impact” is a 30-minute weekly show that examines all sides of the big issues in Washington state government and politics, then applies them to life outside of Olympia.

The show tackles complex topics through in-depth interviews with state lawmakers and policy experts.

The news team also travels the state to introduce you to people like parents, students, business owners, and workers who are impacted by proposed legislation and new laws on everything from healthcare, to education, to transportation and taxes.


“The Impact” airs on TVW each Wednesday at 7 p.m. & 10 p.m.

It repeats on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. “The Impact” also airs on KSPS Public Television of Spokane and KSTW TV in Seattle.

The show is on hiatus during July and August to film in-depth documentaries about statewide issues. Watch past documentaries here.

“The Impact” is sponsored with generous support from AT&T, Seattle Children’s, the Washington State Employees Credit Union, the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges, Washington State Association of Countries and MultiCare.

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