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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Referenced in Homicide: Life on the Street: Work Related (1996) See more »

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Long Live America's Most Wanted!!!
8 February 2005 | by (Lansing, Michigan, USA) – See all my reviews

"America's Most Wanted" (AMW) has been the fastest-growing reality crime television show that has ever been aired. Its workers have been so clever and practical on catching fugitives, finding missing persons, and solving many problems. AMW has done such an excellent and superior job that no other organization could otherwise do.

I study Criminal Justice and this show helps me to learn more about "Justice" and how it actually works. "America's Most Wanted" MUST NOT end its airing. Let this show keep on airing, forever! And remember, you can make not just one difference, but you can make many differences.


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