Harold E. Morse, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Hal Morse is the chairman and CEO of The Health and Healing Network, an integrative medicine electronic platform He is also chairman and CEO of HMORSE INC., a management consulting company.
Dr. Morse is the former president, CEO and co-founder of OVATION, a television network dedicated exclusively to the arts. He was the driving force behind the idea to bring an all-arts network to television in the 1990s, much as he was in bringing an all-education cable network, The Learning Channel (TLC), to the marketplace in the 1980s. Dr. Morse founded TLC and served as its chairman and CEO, and under his leadership, it became one of the nations fastest growing cable networks. He also served as president and CEO of the American Community Service Network.
In 1989, Dr. Morse was appointed to a special State Department team to negotiate with the USSR to broadcast more television programs to the citizens of the USSR. Dr. Morse was a founding board member of Cable in the Classroom, a cable industry initiative designed to provide cable programming to the nations schools.
He received the Cable Industry's highest award, The Vanguard Award for his leadership in successfully developing The Learning Channel.
Dr. Morse began his career in education, teaching in public schools. As a Washington fellow during the Johnson administration, he helped create and implement the Developing Institutions Program for assisting black colleges and universities. As director of education for the Appalachian Regional Commission, he was responsible for building hundreds of vocational technical schools, university facilities, and teacher training projects throughout Appalachia.
A graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego, where he received his bachelor and masters degrees as well as an honorary doctorate of humane letters degree. Dr. Morse also was awarded a Ph.D. degree from the University of Washington in Seattle and received its Distinguished Graduate Award.