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Excited about Season 3 of Downton Abbey?

Downton Abbey Season 3

Masterpiece PBS - The war is over, but intrigue, crisis, romance, and change still grip the beloved estate in the thrilling new season of Downton Abbey.

Written and created by Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey, Season 3 is a Carnival Films and Masterpiece coproduction, in association with NBCUniversal. The series won an impressive six Primetime Emmy® Awards and a Golden Globe® in its first season. Recent honors for Season 2 include multi-category nominations from the Critics' Choice Awards and from the Television Critics Association.

The Governor Debate 2012: The No Panic Zone

Host and Moderator Enrique Cerna

Two minutes and 57 seconds.

That's how long it took to get Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna a working microphone at the Governor's debate in Yakima. A lot of people have asked me what I was thinking as the seconds turned to minutes and still we could not get his microphone to work correctly. Yes, my first thoughts were "OH NO". But I quickly realized that I could not freak out. My thinking went from "OH NO" to "be calm" and "do not panic" and "don't say anything stupid" and if possible find a little humor in the situation.

Foodportunity and Video NOMinations

Check, Please! Northwest and host Amy Pennington will be at Foodportunity with SkyCity restaurant's chef Jeff Maxfield this coming Monday, June 25th.

From a Guest's Perspective

So what is it like to be a guest on Check, Please! Northwest? Find out from a past guest on the show. Check out the latest post at the food blog Wasabi Prime:

Mixed Plate: Hey, Ma, I'm on TV! Wasabi Makes a Nervous Debut.

What's Cooking at KCTS 9 Cooks this Saturday

Chef Lisa Dupar of Pomegranate Bistro (Redmond, WA)

While Check, Please! Northwest crew is visiting restaurants and taping new episodes, we thought we'd give you a glimpse of what's happening over at KCTS 9 Cooks this S

Behind the Scenes, From Where I Sit

Our ever-changing episode board

There is nothing I like more than a behind-the-scenes video (except for maybe a blooper reel, and god knows I have puh-lenty of bloopers every time we tape) and I'm stoked that the awesome team on Check, Please! NW got ours up and running.

Go Behind the Scenes with Check, Please!

Adam's restaurant in Monroe, WA was recommended for Check, Please! by KCTS 9 viewer Denise Sakaki. We filmed at the restaurant in May. Enjoy some behind the scenes photos of the taping.

Behind the Scenes with Check, Please! NW

We are currently taping new episodes of Check, Please! Northwest. Here are some behind the scenes photos from the show taping in our studio at KCTS 9. Click on the thumbnails to view larger images.

Adam Pease and Ryan Short Talk About "TAD"

Adam Pease and Ryan Short, the directors of “TAD: Busted Circuits and Ringing Ears,” talk to the film critic Robert Horton about how their documentary came about, and why TAD was such an appealing band.

Jeff Chiba Stearns Talks About "One Big Hapa Family"

Jeff Chiba Stearns talks to Robert Horton about how a reunion led to his film "One Big Hapa Family," and about his latest project, “Mixed Match.”

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