Former ABC-TV President Mandala Has Passed Away

By Andrew Gauthier 

Mark Mandala, a former president of ABC Television Network, died on Saturday.

Mandala, 72, spent more than three decades at ABC, culminating with his appointment as president of the network in 1986. He held that position for seven years. He also had stints running the ABC-owned and -operated television stations as well as senior posts in sales.

A reception for friends and family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Dorset Field club in Dorset, Vt. A West Coast memorial for Mandala will be announced shortly.


Mandala is survived by his wife, Joan, and three sons. (via LA Times)