"Anchors Away"
L&O, Episode 19.17
Production number: 190--
First aired: 25 March 2009
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Written By
Ed Zuckerman & Matthew McGough

Directed By
Alex Chapple


A murdered television news reporter was investigating allegations that a billionaire Wall Street investment adviser was a fraud, but figuring out who killed her proves to be difficult


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast


Vincent Decker; Arnold Coleman; Hannah Daley; Channel 8; 13 March; Rikers Island


35 years ago, I won an Overseas Press Club Award for my coverage of the fall of Saigon. Now, I make happy talk with morons in low-cut dresses. My career has been dead for a long time, I just – I just haven't had the decency to bury it.

–Joe Delaney

Frederic Matson: (grinning) I confess.
Cyrus Lupo: To murdering Dawn Prescott?
Frederic Matson: No no, to fraud. Really big fraud.

(on Dawn Prescott)

Sharon Lee: You had a drink with that woman?!
Al Lee: At a press conference.
Sharon Lee: What's drinking have to do with a press conference
Al Lee: A liquor company press conference.

Connie Rubirosa: What do you think? Catholic Children's Charitable Trust might have popped Decker and Prescott?
Michael Cutter: American Poetry Foundation. That's a cutthroat bunch.

Jack McCoy: Nice parents, huh?
Michael Cutter: Yeah, they love each other. They don't love anyone else.

Background information and notes

The episode is based on the Larry Mendte case. Mendte is a Philadelphia news anchor who was charged with accessing co-anchor Alycia Lane's e-mails without her consent.

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