May 17, 2008 01:03 AM by Joe Reality
America’s Most Wanted has run for twenty-one seasons, and now the show is reaching an even more amazing milestone. Proving that reality TV can make a difference, America’s Most Wanted recently helped to capture the 1,000th fugitive who was profiled on the show.
All 1,000 captures came from America’s Most Wanted working in conjunction with viewers and law enforcement. Host John Walsh will mark this incredible feat with a special episode of America’s Most Wanted, which will originate from Times Square in New York City. The episode will also feature some of the greatest captures in America’s Most Wanted history.
“Every one of the 1,000 fugitives our viewers have helped take down is a testament to what I say at the end of each broadcast,” said John Walsh. “You can make a difference.”
America’s Most Wanted premiered in February 1988, and the show’s first capture came only four days after the first broadcast. The 1000th capture came within just hours after an accused killer from New York was profiled on the show on April 19, 2008. America’s Most Wanted airs on Saturday, May 17 from 9 PM to 10 PM ET/PT on FOX.
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