Saturday, December 26, 2015

Chuck Morse Speaks: BNN Connection Column

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CTV PRODUCER CHUCK MORSE

Chuck Morse is someone who loves to have a lively debate.

Through his show, Chuck Morse Speaks, on BNN Community TV, Morse gets to do just that every time he produces an episode. Morse brings on Boston speakers, media personnel, authors, and others to discuss national issues in the news—and gives these issues a Boston perspective for his viewers.
“I bring people on the show from all different perspectives, left, right, and center” says Morse. “I hope the show gives people an opportunity to think about real issues.”

Chuck Morse Speaks covers everything from foreign policy, to law, to education, and religion, so there is something for every viewer. Morse’s favorite people to interview on his show are authors. As a nonfiction author himself, he admires the way other authors can study an issue in depth and discuss their thoughts on an issue in book format. Morse is a veteran radio talk show host, so talking and informing people has been something he has always enjoyed.

He hopes that people can walk away from watching an episode of his show thinking differently about current issues. As a Boston resident, Morse saw a fantastic opportunity to produce his show at BNN, where he has the opportunity to get his show out to a wide audience through BNN’s cable channels and website. BNN also gave him an opportunity to get educated in media.

This is Morse’s first time working with television, so when he joined BNN he took classes on how to work a camera and do sound, which helped him learn new and valuable information to produce his television show. BNN is also continuously providing educational opportunities, and will be offering a refresher course on the new equipment that they have to help make his show run smoothly.

Morse also has a YouTube channel for his show, which allows him to post all of the show episodes so people all over the world can get involved in the discussions. In future episodes Morse plans to delve into the topic of race relations and will cover the presidential campaign as it unfolds over the next two years. “With the tools BNN gives me and the guests I invite on the show, I hope to contribute to a vigorous civic debate both in Boston and internationally,” says Morse.

You can see Chuck Morse Speaks Thursdays at 2 pm on BNNCommunity TV: Comcast 23 | RCN 83 and streamed live at www.bnntv.org.

Story by Rachael Cutter, BNN Intern, Suffolk University