Performers include: John Walsh (host 1988-2012), Elizabeth Vargas (2021)
TV show description:
This series profiles actual fugitives hoping to have the public aid in finding them and leading to their capture; “watch television, catch criminals.”
John Walsh initially hosted the show. Following the abduction and murder of his young son, Adam, Walsh created the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
In most episodes, Walsh to introduces a case and it is then serialized in dramatized segments. When fugitives are caught with the public’s help, Walsh highlights it on a subsequent program, along with a running total count of how many fugitives have been caught.
Along with fugitives, the show also profiles missing persons, especially children. After 9/11, it also expanded to profile War on Terrorism criminals, including the twenty-two most wanted al-Qaeda operatives, at the request of President George W. Bush. Walsh ends each episode with the catchphrase, “…and remember, you can make a difference.”
Episode #1,095 — Maurice Nesbitt, Josephine Overaker, and Frederick Arias
Emmy Award-winning journalist Elizabeth Vargas asks for viewers’ help as she, along with experts Paul Holes and Yodit Tewolde, analyze various cases focusing on dangerous wanted fugitives.
First aired: April 12, 2021.
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