John Walsh, the host of America's Most Wanted, and his wife, Reve, saw the 27-year-old case of their 6-year-old son's murder close on Tuesday, when Florida police announced a conclusive link between the crime and the killer.
The loss of the Walshes' son was the catalyst for AMW, which highlights criminal cases with missing suspects, as well as for changes in the way law enforcement handles missing child cases, the AP reports.
"Who could take a 6-year-old and murder and decapitate him? Who?" Walsh said during Tuesday's press conference. "We needed to know. We needed to know. And today we know. The not knowing has been a torture, but that journey's over."
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John Walsh, America's Most Wanted
This Saturday at 9 pm/ET, America's Most Wanted will broadcast its 1,000th capture in 20-plus seasons. As such, the show will originate from Times Square and also highlight some of the greatest captures in the long history of what many deem TV's first "reality series." Host John Walsh previews the milestone episode.
TVGuide.com: Congratulations on capture No. 1,000.John Walsh: Thank you. It's a big milestone for us. Beyond a milestone, actually. It's a serendipitous thing because the 1,000th capture is an NYPD case. The guy was caught in Richmond by U.S. Marshalls, so we're going to film from Times Square underneath the Jumbotron, right on "the Deuce" [42nd Street and Broadway]. It's going to be a wonderful night to celebrate 20 years and 1,000 captures.
TVGuide.com: Standing in Times Square, don
Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneger and John Walsh by Steve Jennings/Fox
America's most buff and tough governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, will become just the latest politician to take to the airwaves, when he joins America's Most Wanted's John Walsh for a special episode. On the upcoming show (April 26, 9 pm/ET on Fox), Schwarzenegger meets Walsh at a DNA testing lab in Sacramento to discuss expanding law enforcements authority to take DNA samples from criminal suspects.The Governator was a proponent of a California proposition that mandates DNA testing for felony suspects, not just convicted criminals, but it's one of only a handful of states with such a law. Walsh is calling for all states follow suit, asserting that the testing not only helps solve crimes, but also free the innocent. Is Schwarzenegger mixing entertainment and politics too closely, or the AMW a good place for him to discuss relevant issues? Anna DimondUse our Online Video Guide to see Arnold Schwarzenegger, pre- and post-governorshipRelated: Are Politicians Going Too ...
NCIS' Pauley Perrette on America's Most Wanted
Turns out Pauley Perrette isn't doing all her crime fighting on CBS' NCIS. The actress behind gothic forensic specialist Abby Sciuto turns up on Saturday's 21st-season premiere of America's Most Wanted (9 pm/ET, Fox) to help her hero, John Walsh, try to find the killers of two young girls: Raven Jeffries of Detroit and Shannon Paulk of Prattville, Alabama. But Perrette isn't just lending her face to the cases — she admirably put up $20,000 of her own money toward the reward funds and will be manning the AMW call center this weekend. TVGuide.com spoke to the actress about doing her part and what we can expect for her character this season on NCIS.
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Lauren Nelson with America's Most Wanted host John Walsh
This Saturday on America's Most Wanted (9 pm/ET on Fox), viewers will see Lauren Nelson use her Miss America powers for good, as a "special investigator" enlisted to snare online predators in a very different Web. Nelson, who has dedicated her reign to promoting Internet safety for kids, posed in chat rooms as a 14-year-old girl, and found herself on the receiving end of overtures at first plain and genteel, but for the most part ultimately graphic and sexually perverse in nature. The end game? To give a would-be predator enough rope with which to hang himself, by arranging for an in-person "meeting" with Nelson's underage alter ego. The perv would instead, however, be greeted by AMW host
The Simpsons' Comic Book Guy
Boasting a portly figure and a relentlessly critical eye, Comic Book Guy is one of Springfield's favorite sons. As the owner of the Android's Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop, the ponytailed collector extraordinaire first appeared on The Simpsons back in 1991, tempting Bart and Millhouse with a copy of "Radioactive Man #1." For the occasion of the Fox series' 18th season premiere (airing Sunday at 8 pm/ET), TVGuide.com spoke with Comic Book Guy, if only because we lied to him that we were from Fangoria. For that fib, we say, "maH 'oH QoS," which is Klingon for, "We are sorry."
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Martin Donovan with Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds
Tonight at 10 pm/ET, Showtime's highest-rated series, Weeds is back, to give fans another seasonlong buzz. When last we tuned in, Nancy (Emmy nominee Mary-Louise Parker's pot-peddlin' mama) had finally bedded her new beau, Peter, only to learn that he is (of all things!) a DEA agent. Surely, Peter's getting his walking papers, right? Not so fast. TVGuide.com grabbed a few minutes with the fed's portrayer, Martin Donovan, to talk about his extended visit to Agrestic, his confusing stint as Dead Zone's big baddie, and the rather disquieting film he has premiering this month.
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