In 2003 David was "the director of the Benton Foundation's Richard M. Neustadt Center for Communications in the Public Interest and since 1994 has been responsible for many of the foundation's productions in a variety of media from live events to film and video to the Internet. Among the Neustadt Center initiatives in citizen engagement that he directs are Debate America and Destination Democracy.
"A graduate of Ohio University, Weiner went to work for PBS's National Public Affairs Center for Television during the Watergate era and has been a film and video editor, producer/director and developer of new organizations over the last 25 years. He was a founder of Washington's Interface Video Systems and an editor both at Interface and Henninger Video. He was the first manager of the Sony Video Center of the American Film Institute in Los Angeles and the original director of production for the AFL-CIO's Labor Institute of Public Affairs."