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America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back 

America's Most Wanted (original title)
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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America's Most Wanted is where America Fights Back


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7 February 1988 (USA)  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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The series debuted on seven television stations owned by Fox on February 7, 1988, before expanding nationally to the entire Fox network on April 10, 1988. See more »

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[Repeated Line]
John Walsh: And remember, you can make a difference.
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Referenced in Clarissa Explains It All: Dear Clarissa (1994) See more »

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Check The Lock
Written by Carlos Villalobos
Performed by Carlos Villalobos
Courtesy of Quantum Tracks/APM Music
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Good news magazine show which has helped capture many dangerous criminals
1 August 2007 | by (Fairfax, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

"AMERICA'S MOST WANTED," in my opinion, is a good news magazine show which has helped capture many dangerous criminals. I enjoy seeing John Walsh as the host. There are many reasons why I said that. Also, I had no idea that John Walsh lost his own son to violence until maybe a few years ago. If you ask me, it seems that many criminals seem to get set free on technicalities due to a lack of evidence or some other hole in a case. Still, I enjoy hearing about dangerous fugitives getting what they deserve. The only thing I don't like hearing about are when someone has been murdered or gone missing. Now, in conclusion, I hope this show never ends.


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