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I got word yesterday of the passing of Mark Mandala.  For most of you, the name isn’t familiar.   For those of you who worked at ABC in the late 1970’s through the early 1990’s, Mark was an unforgettable character.  He could be loud, rude, inappropriate (even by the way less PC standards of those days), and scary. Most of the time, he was brilliant, hysterically funny, and a damn fine executive who began to guide ABC through the changes in network TV that began then as cable TV (“who is going to pay for TV – that’s nuts?) became more prevalent. Continue reading


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