Episode 105 of a new television series on Discovery Channel, Kidnap & Rescue, will feature Dan O'Shea, former coordinator of the Hostage Working Group in Iraq. A short bio is available at the Discovery Channel website. Kidnap & Rescue premiered January 29, 2011.
Brief interview with O'Shea at the Huffington Post.
Making the Hunters the Hunted: Exploring Hostage-Rescue
By Heather Robinson, Huffington Post, January 29, 2011
[Dan] O'Shea is a consulting producer of "Kidnap & Rescue" on the Discovery Channel, a series on the "global kidnapping crisis" that premiered Saturday night. The series will cover the efforts of O'Shea and others to combat political kidnappings in global hot spots and also cover areas like the kidnapping of businesspeople for ransom, kidnapping for money or revenge by drug cartels, and the kidnapping of women and children by promulgators of child pornography and sex slavery. Saturday's episode focused on Mexican drug cartels; episode five will feature O'Shea.Side note: the Hostage Working Group was also called the Office of Hostage Affairs at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.
|Dan O'Shea biography distributed in a press release from the Discovery Channel.|
Kidnap & Rescue - online clips
Kidnap & Rescue Biographies
Discovery Press Web, December 22, 2010
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