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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7 February 1988 (USA)  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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The Fox network cancelled the show in 1996, but reversed the decision because of a public outcry from viewers, politicians, and law enforcement agencies. The series was off the air for six weeks before it was finally reinstated. See more »

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[Repeated Line]
John Walsh: And remember, you can make a difference.
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Spoofed in The Weird Al Show: Al Gets Robbed (1997) See more »

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Please don't take off the air
9 January 2012 | by (Columbus, OH) – See all my reviews

I loved watching America's Most Wanted, it was very educational to see how things are done in finding criminals. Anytime we can get the criminals off the street is a good thing and anything that will help should not be stopped or hindered.

It also shows people all the different things to look for when meeting new people, weather it be a new neighbor, friend or co-worker. You just can't be too careful now a days with anyone, even family members or neighbors you thought you could trust.

Please make sure this show is never taken off the air for any reason because you will be doing this Country a disservice.


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