1200 REASONS TO BRING BACK “AMERICA’S MOST WANTED”

The bad news: John Walsh said goodbye to fans of America’s Most Wanted after the last episode aired Saturday. Fox cancelled the 23 year old show citing “high production costs.” It was one of the very few TV shows ever, that performed a much-needed public service. Nearly 12OO fugitives were caught after being profiled on the series. Back when the show started they had frequent crime “reenactments” with actors playing the fugitives. Several times viewers saw the actors used on the show in person walking around Hollywood and called the cops to have them arrested – assuming THEY were the criminals! After that the show was careful to hide the actors’ faces. The good news: John Walsh says other networks are interested in the show and he MIGHT have an announcement within 2 weeks. (Above, John Walsh and President Obama on the 1000th show celebration last year.)

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Posted by Janet on June 19, 2011

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  1. By Hilary
    On June 19, 2011 at

    I worked as a producer for years on “Unsolved Mysteries,” and we aired a number of fugitive stories as well. In fact, one of my proudest moments as a journalist was catching a baby killer — a story I had segment produced. Not long ago, it looked like “Unsolved” was coming back on a cable network I can’t name… the FBI and U.S. Marshal Service were thrilled, knowing that America’s Most Wanted was going away. Sadly, the plug was pulled last week.

  2. By Hilary
    On June 19, 2011 at

    Janet — if you want to email me privately via Facebook, I can tell you the name of the network and you might want to get a campaign going to bring “Unsolved” back… IF John Walsh doesn’t have an announcement in a few weeks.

  3. By Leo
    On June 19, 2011 at

    America’s Most Wanted put a face on the criminal who “innocently” lived Next door. John Walsh was the ideal Narrator of that show. For a show to air for over 20 years, there is little doubt that it is a public service that is still Needed. Hopefully another Network will take a chance on this popular show that has meant closure to a lot of families!!

  4. By Reta
    On June 19, 2011 at

    You are all right. His true passion due to the horrible kidnapping and murder of his own boy at 6 years old which started this show, never waned over the years. He cared about EVERY missing or murdered child or adult and threw his passion into trying to save them.

    I can’t believe the show ended. It seems like it should continue as a public service. I’m sure it will come back. I think True Tv would be best place for it.

  5. By dee cee
    On June 20, 2011 at

    Too many real facts were in the show’s stories and race, status, villainy/sexual preferences, drugs drunk, insane or violent background of the criminal’s profile were sadly accurate., so it is clearly seen as ..An act committed or omitted in violation of a law forbidding or commanding it and for which punishment is imposed upon conviction. THE majority of Liberals find offense with solid justice, law and order, so they won’t allow the judicial system and police authorities to make a dent in crime by alerting the audience to any search, arresting and capturing the criminal, nor are they desiring any sane justice to take place for the victims, their families by stopping and making the criminal responsible.. as a good example to us all

  6. By The American
    On June 20, 2011 at

    …….Michael Jackson is back?

  7. By libby
    On June 20, 2011 at

    oh, I hope another network steps up to the plate and runs this show, it has done so much good and needs to keep going.

  8. By Casonia Logenberry
    On June 20, 2011 at

    So Many Weird Creepy Hurtful People in this world and they are murders and robbers and rapest are out there and We have to protect are self and we are abused by people that break the law and hurt us and america’s most wanted protects all the people in the world and by having the show on..Helps us understand that we are going to be hurt..Because this people are so good at hiding in plain site and when america’s most wanted..Nolong protects this creep who has taking a love one away and who has hurt a child and who has stolen from some one who has worked really hard to take care of there family or hurt a woman or a child..Right know we can not afford to have this show removed forever and ever and that reason is that..We need to have each others back and just need this to help each other care for each other and protect each other from harm and hurt that could come are way and save stress and hurt of another human being and We as the people who pick up the phone and turn people that are Harmful to the world in and so that way they can’t create more victums and Harm more people and or kill more people and yes this world needs this show. This show is keeping people safe.

  9. By Casonia Logenberry
    On June 20, 2011 at

    America most wanted should stay..this is helping people and that care and concern is in this hard world and THERE ARE WEAK PEOPLE IN THE WORLD AND THERE ARE MONSTERS in this world who want to harm others and we need protecting and if this Murders and Rapist take over,…Here comes slaves and Hurt and Harm and abuse to the people in the world and To protect us and make sure we are safe and I hate it when the world puts down the Police and say wrong things about them and try to belittle or put down the Police Department without the POLICE WE WOULD ALL BE IN TROUBLE and so many people would be harmed and hurt and this Police protect and serve and put there lives on the line for us…Each Day of there life and We need to thank each and every Cop out there and to go so far as to say I appreciate and thank you for looking around and making sure I am safe and protected and I want to say I Thank you and I LOVE YOU and I MEAN THAT FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART AND YOU MAKE ME FEEL SAFE AND SECURE.

  10. By Casonia Logenberry
    On June 20, 2011 at

    America most wanted should stay..this is helping people and that care and concern is in this hard world and THERE ARE WEAK PEOPLE IN THE WORLD AND THERE ARE MONSTERS in this world who want to harm others and we need protecting and if this Murders and Rapist take over,…Here comes slaves and Hurt and Harm and abuse to the people in the world and To protect us and make sure we are safe and I hate it when the world puts down the Police and say wrong things about them and try to belittle or put down the Police Department without the POLICE WE WOULD ALL BE IN TROUBLE and so many people would be harmed and hurt and this Police protect and serve and put there lives on the line for us…Each Day of there life and We need to thank each and every Cop out there and to go so far as to say I appreciate and thank you for looking around and making sure I am safe and protected and I want to say I Thank you and I LOVE YOU and I MEAN THAT FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART AND YOU MAKE ME FEEL SAFE AND SECURE.I love you.

  11. By Hilary
    On June 21, 2011 at

    I just found out from my cousin, who spent decades in news radio, most recently in LA, that another person actually created “America’s Most Wanted” and *selected* John Walsh as the host. Not only did this person never get his due, he obviously never had anything in writing… Walsh has done A LOT of good, but he also did not do right by this man… who, because of his naive nature, cannot legally pursue this.

  12. By Selene
    On June 22, 2011 at

    I dont know how they could have cancelled this show….it was doing such a great public service! Sure hope another network picks it up!!

  13. By Casonia logenberry
    On July 15, 2011 at

    In life Dear Hillary I hope and Pray that every one who put up the money gets there money back and all they need to do is ask first and see what they say and if they say no…Then for the Heck of it Inside Addition should be contacted and your friends story should be told about the same issues should be address and so shame should come out about the program and yes the show is good for the world to know but if this man makes so little and times are hard…Why is it they can’t give the poor follow his little money back and that would be the right thing to do and remember it is the world watching and God is watching you too. I Think it is Best for this Friend to step up to the plate and say what he has to say directely to the source and address this issues and see what happens? If you never open your mouth..You will never Get Feed and thank you dear Hillary for the information.

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