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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The show's most spectacular success was the case of John List, a man who murdered his entire family in cold blood nearly twenty years earlier and was never caught. Using the standard dramatization and an amazingly accurate forensic sculpture to account for his age since his last known photograph, the show was instrumental in the identification and capture of the fugitive within one week of broadcasting the segment. List was captured on June 1, 1989 after having lived under the pseudonym Robert Clark in Denver, Colorado and Midlothian, Virginia. On April 12, 1990, he was convicted in a New Jersey court of five counts of first-degree murder and was sentenced to five life terms in prison. On March 21, 2008 List died at age 82 in a Trenton, New Jersey prison from complications of pneumonia. See more »

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John Walsh: And remember, you can make a difference.
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Jack Thompson is like john Walsh, only, people like John Walsh.
8 March 2008 | by (In a Chair in my room) – See all my reviews

if there was any TV actor who was serious about his work, it's certainly John Walsh. I seem to be comparing multiple things to Jack Thompson lately, and john Walsh is seemingly a perfect comparison.

For one, How the idea of America's most wanted got started, is because Walsh's 6 year old son went missing from a sears department store in 1981, while his mother went shopping for a lamp, Adam, John Walsh's son, was playing with a video game setup with 3 other boys, when a 17 year old security guard asked them to leave. when Mrs. Walsh returned for her son, he was gone.

16 days later, Adam Walsh's Severed head was found in a drainage ditch, while police recovered his head, his body was never found. sadly, the man who was accused of murdering Adam Walsh, was never convicted, but despite it, lost his freedom to other various crimes, and died 15 years later. police also believe the very sick and demented Jeffery Dahmer might have been involved, which could explain why Adam's body was never found, but thats another story.

This story inspired Adam Walsh's father, john Walsh, to bring other criminals to justice, via people who might have seen the criminal at certain places, which could come to a very quick arrest. this brings us to America's most wanted, which as of this date, March 8th, 2008, has seen 983 criminals brought to justice. thats only 17 below 1000.

Since then, john Walsh has been hosting a show that brings a country together, and criminals to justice.

Despite the fact that john Walsh might seem like a bully to people that are wanted for petty crimes, he deserves every second he can get to bully those criminals. if you had your only son brutally murdered and dismembered, you'd feel very angry inside and you'd want your own personal revenge.

In comparison to jack Thompson, john Walsh is serious about making this world safe, but at least people like him for it. jack Thompson, the infamous lawyer who hates video games, he's just in it for himself. and how many people do you know actually like jack? As for the TV show, which doesn't need much explanation, deserves an 8 out of 10 rating. it's a little over-dramatized, but it has brought down a lot of criminals. 983 to be exact, at the moment.


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