July 28, 2007 12:03 AM by Joe Blackmon
The father of British 4-year-old Madeleine McCann, who disappeared in May while her family was on vacation in Portugal, has come to the U.S. to meet with American officials and child safety experts, as he seeks help in the search for his daughter. On Monday, July 23, Gerry McCann toured the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and then met with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. And, as part of his quest to spread the word about his missing child, McCann also met with producers from FOX’s America’s Most Wanted.
AMW video of McCann’s visit to NCMEC and the Justice Department can be viewed online at the America’s Most Wanted website, www.amw.com. In it, he describes how his family is “constantly living between despair and hope” and is determined to find Madeleine and bring her home. As the McCanns began to take action, he said, “the more we did, the more we felt better about having an influence on the outcome.”
AMW host John Walsh and his wife, RevÃƒ, founded the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children after their 6-year-old son, Adam, was abducted and murdered in 1981.
America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back airs Saturday nights at 9 ET/PT, 9 CT on FOX. It is produced by STF Productions, Inc. Lance Heflin is Executive Producer.