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Law & Order: Tabloid

Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate when a female law professor who is a noted public figure is chased by a tabloid journalist into the street and killed by a car. Her husband, who is also from a well-known 'Kennedy-esque' family, fights to keep some of his own family secrets out of the press.

Episode Info
Episode number: 8x23
Production Number: K2515
Airdate: Wednesday May 13th, 1998

Guest Stars
Baxter HarrisBaxter Harris
As Abner Parkes
Brant SpencerBrant Spencer
As Health Club Clerk
David B. McConegheyDavid B. McConeghey
As Judge Henry Fisk
Ellen TobieEllen Tobie
As Phyllis Howard
Gerrit GrahamGerrit Graham
As Alan Bruder
Joe MantelloJoe Mantello
As Phil Marco
John John 'Spike' Finnerty
As Jury Foreman
John SlatteryJohn Slattery
As Arlen Levitt
Kelly AuCoinKelly AuCoin
As First Assistant
Maeve McGuireMaeve McGuire
As Betty Sanger
Peter McRobbiePeter McRobbie
As Dr. Thomas Newstadt
Spiro MalasSpiro Malas
As Taxi Driver
Stephen KunkenStephen Kunken
As Process Server
Andre CantyAndre Canty
As UPS Delivery Man
Bobby ZaremBobby Zarem
As Himself
Brian KeelerBrian Keeler
As Paul Gary Fowler
LeAnna CroomLeAnna Croom
As Julianne Lowry
Leslie WhiteLeslie White
As Laura Abbott
Nell BalabanNell Balaban
As Receptionist
Robin GrovesRobin Groves
As Judge Joanne Franklin
Timothy CarhartTimothy Carhart
As Warren Abbott

Steven ZirnkiltonSteven Zirnkilton
As Opening Narration
Main Cast
Jerry OrbachJerry Orbach
As Detective Leonard W. "Lennie" Briscoe
Benjamin BrattBenjamin Bratt
As Detective Reynaldo "Rey" Curtis
S. Epatha MerkersonS. Epatha Merkerson
As Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Sam WaterstonSam Waterston
As District Attorney Jack McCoy
Carey LowellCarey Lowell
As Assistant D.A. Jamie Ross
Steven Hill (1)Steven Hill (1)
As District Attorney Adam Schiff
Cultural References
McCoy: When you have no case, attack the victim.
Ross: Especially when the victim represents everything that's wrong with journalism.
Schiff: The public still remembers a mangled car in a Paris tunnel.

The reference is to the August 31, 1997 automobile death of Princess Diana, whose driver was trying to flee from pursuit by a group of paparazzi. Henri Paul lost control of his vehicle while speeding away in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris, France. The automobile crashed, killing three: Princess Diana, her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, and the driver himself. On 7 April 2008, a jury concluded that Diana and Dodi were the victims of an "unlawful killing" by the "grossly negligent" chauffeur Henri Paul and the drivers of the following vehicles.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDick Wolf
Executive ProducerDick Wolf  |  RenĂ© Balcer  |  Ed Sherin
Co-Executive ProducerKathy McCormick
Supervising ProducerArthur W. Forney
ProducerJeffrey L. Hayes  |  David Shore  |  Billy Fox  |  Lewis H. Gould
Consulting ProducerDavid Black
Production DesignerRichard Bianchi
EditorMonty De Graff
CastingSuzanne Ryan  |  Lynn Kressel
Unit Production ManagerLewis H. Gould
MusicMike Post
Camera OperatorRichard Dobbs
Location ManagerMoe Bardach
Director of PhotographyConstantine Makris
Executive Story EditorBarry M. Schkolnick
Technical AdvisorMichael Struk  |  William N. Fordes  |  Dr. Park Dietz
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