The Congressional Medal of Honor is the highest military award the
nation bestows, and the most prestigious combat medal recognizing valor
in action against enemy forces. It’s the only military medal directly
presented to the recipient, or to his or her survivors, by the
President of the United States. The mysterious story of a collection of
historic Medals of Honor, believed to be stolen, will be featured on
AMERICA’S MOST WANTED: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK Saturday, Feb. 17
(9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
In 20 seasons of groundbreaking reality television, FOX’s AMERICA’S
MOST WANTED has never been afraid to take on the country’s most
dangerous fugitives and empower crime victims to fight back. Now, in a
special episode airing Saturday, Feb. 3 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX,
AMW tackles an issue that many victims are afraid to talk about: teen
Lindsay Harris moved from upstate New York to Sin City to be with her
hip-hop promoter boyfriend. She worked hard to keep the new double life
she was leading from her parents, but Lindsay’s two lives collided on
May 5, 2005, when she went missing.
AMERICA’S MOST WANTED: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK has taken the unprecedented step of ending their GIFT OF JUSTICE show by honoring the names of more than 130 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in 2006. The full list will be featured on AMERICA’S MOST WANTED airing Saturday, Dec. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
For 20 seasons, FOX’s AMERICA’S MOST WANTED: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK has presented law enforcement’s toughest cases and asked viewers to submit their tips. The success rate has been phenomenal: to date, 911 fugitives have been taken down as a result of AMW viewer tips, and 51 missing children safely returned home. On Saturday, Nov. 18 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, AMW will ask its viewers to go beyond anything they’ve done before. To help unmask and capture an elusive serial sexual predator, AMW will give viewers the tools to become criminal profilers, asking them to create and submit their own psychological profiles of the suspect for review by law enforcement. The profiles will be created from special case file documents available for downloading at the AMERICA’S MOST WANTED website, www.amw.com.
This November Sweeps, Bernie Kosar, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Daryl Hannah team with AMERICA’S MOST WANTED: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK to help bring justice to crime victims and their families. On Saturday, Nov. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), former NFL quarterback Bernie Kosar joins with AMW to help find the person responsible for the murder of Charles Scott White. When Kosar learned that the victim was a big fan from his Cleveland Browns days, he offered to help. White had finished work and was on the way to his car when he was ambushed by two armed men who tried to rob him and his manager outside the restaurant where they worked. A scuffle ensued and one of the assailants shot White at point blank range, killing him instantly.
Last week, AMERICA’S MOST WANTED: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK featured the story of Jacqueline – an elderly woman who lives on the street and was brutally raped and beaten by an unknown assailant in New York City. She courageously fought back and yanked a thick gold necklace from her attacker; DNA evidence on the chain linked the unidentified man to three other assaults on older women in Miami Beach.
AMERICA’S MOST WANTED: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK has accomplished the remarkable achievement of 900 captures as a result of airing fugitive profiles. The milestone 900th capture will be revealed on the season premiere of AMERICA’S MOST WANTED airing Saturday, Sept. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
As police in Phoenix, AZ, continue their urgent hunt for two serial killers who have claimed more than a dozen lives, a desperate plea for help is going out from one Phoenix resident who well understands the kind of evil that is terrorizing the city. Jenn Carson knows this evil – because her own father is a convicted serial killer. In an exclusive interview with AMERICA’S MOST WANTED, Carson pleads with anyone in Phoenix to take action if they suspect a family member or friend of being one of the killers on the loose. “A serial killer can be the most unexpected person – your neighbor, the Boy Scout leader,” Carson tells AMW. “But to those close to those people, there are signs that their behavior has changed. As the adult child of a convicted serial killer that’s now serving life in California, I am pleading to all family members, all loved ones, all associates, all friends of the Phoenix serial killers to contact the police today.”
AMERICA’S MOST WANTED broadcasts from the White House Saturday, July 29 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, celebrating a milestone that will help make America safer – President Bush’s anticipated signing of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, which will create a national sex offender registry.