America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988– )
"America's Most Wanted" (original title)

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True crimes are dramatized in hopes that viewers can give information leading to the capture of the criminals.

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In this series, John Walsh, the father of a murdered child hosts this show that illustrates crime stories which have lead to the capture of hundreds of fugitives from the law. With as much luridness and accuracy as possible, various crimes are dramatically recreated with an appeal for any viewer with information as to the crime and the perpetrators to call the show and the authorities and help the cause of justice. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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According to John Walsh's 1997 autobiography, "Tears of Rage", the following people were considered for the show's hosting duties: Treat Williams, Ed Marinaro, Brian Dennehy, Brian Keith, Theresa Saldana, and Joseph Wambaugh. See more »

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John Walsh: And remember, you can make a difference.
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20 November 2014 | by (Glendale, Ca.) – See all my reviews

i love this show, because, i know its helpful to the American people to know that there is someone like John Walsh, and your company wanting to find those wicked people who harm our children, commit murder, and rape whatever else happens, knowing someone is out there helping people for justice sake.

Could you please help me and my husband ? Our retirement $286,000.00 was stolen from us in a Ponzi scheme from Dan Register and Doug Mears who worked for Leland National Gold in Beverly Hills, Ca. My husband Dr. H. Ronald Vandermey worked as a history teacher at Toll Middle School in Glendale, for 25 years. i've also worked as a Janitor and Home health Care Provider for 6 years. We invested with Wprld Bank around the year 2000, and then the guy working with us then ( a personal friend from church,Del Mar Lee) retired and then handed everything over to Dan Register. Then, World Bank went Belly up. Dan still handled our money while working for Leland National Gold in Beverly Hills. Our money was just GONE the day Osama Bin Laden was caught. Dan has "teased us" about our money. I want to see our money returned and him and Doug Mears both behind bars. Please help us. My husband has had to go back to work after retiring , and is now can only be a substitute teacher. Thank you for taking this. Please call us at my home phone: 1-818-500- 8248, or my husband's cell phone: Ron Vandermey 1-818-257-0327. He and Iwould love to talk to you. Love, Denise Vandermey


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