Former Philadelphia Anchor Mendte is ‘Coming Clean’

By Andrew Gauthier 

Philadelphia Inquirer

Can you handle the truth? Larry Mendte wants to know.

The former CBS3 anchor, dismissed from the station in 2008 for tapping into coanchor Alycia Lane‘s e-mail, is trying to get back on the air as the host of a proposed TV series titled “Coming Clean.”


In an eight-minute pitch targeted at TV station managers across the country and recently posted on YouTube, Mendte describes the syndicated project, created with the local production company Banyan.

It is, he says, “a day and date show,” one that deals with time-sensitive topics, “with one simple and noble objective: to be an advocate for the truth.”

Mendte declined through his lawyer to speak yesterday, referring all questions to Banyan, which did not respond to numerous phone calls. It remains unclear what stage of development “Coming Clean” has reached or when it is projected to come on the air. More…