A historian explores the surprising connections between two mountain rescue organizations on opposite sides of the world.
Two mountain rescue organizations—one near Seattle, Washington, the other in Tyrol, Austria—are linked by a surprising connection. Take a journey with historian Mark S. Weiner from America to Austria and back again as he considers the origins and meaning of their work. Both groups have grown from a strong sense of place ... because before you can save a stranger, you first must love your home.
Producer, co-director, writer, and assistant editor, Mark is a former professor of constitutional law and the author of multiple award-winning books, including The Rule of the Clan: What an Ancient Form of Social Organization Reveals about the Future of Individual Freedom (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013), which received the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.
Co-producer, co-director, senior editor, and writer, David has produced and edited multiple investigative pieces at the Center for Investigative Reporting, two of which won national Emmy Awards and two of which won Northern California Emmys. Most recently, he was credited as the “Wizard Behind the Curtain” for the documentary “The Grab."