Mark Litke: Focussing his mind’s lens on the world

After forwarding an email to  Lincoln High School classmate Mark Litke, the former ABC  newsman (stationed in Hong Kong)  told me what’s new in his professional life:

jlMark Litke: I’ve recently hooked up with a new PBS program (World Focus)…a newscast dedicated to international news coverage. They have aired six of my stories, including a four-part series on Vietnam that aired last week. They have been very well received. And judging by the viewer comments, they broadcast is reaching a number of thoughtful people in search of more meaningful news reporting on television. Check out the website: You can watch the entire show on line…or pull up any individual story from the archive.

ABC News’ Mark Litke: Now and Then…….

Hello June,

I was just researching some information for a Vietnam story and saw the name “Wheatley” on my google results. I know the name well. He was the first person I knew killed in Vietnam. Following the links…of course…brought me to your site. And…well, you can guess the rest.

We were at Lincoln together. I graduated in the Spring of ’65.jl2.jpg
While my picture is inexplicably missing from the graduates in the
65 yearbook, you’ll find me there on the “Forty Links” page and as one of the ’65 Yell Leaders.

We must have known each other. As I rummaged through your site, it was like digging through a long lost chest in some great aunt’s dusty old attic (although we certainly are not that old). What a treasure trove of memories! Jeff Liss and Bobby Cooper (along with their cousin Jeff Cooper) were friends of mine at Lincoln (I went to Giannini Jr. High). I haven’t seen any of them since moving on to Berkeley.

I live in Hong Kong today. I’ve just retired as the Chief Asia Correspondentjl.jpg for ABC News. It seems as if we might also have a number of mutual friends in the news business.


Mark Litke