Shocking Emmy winner, "America's Most Wanted" host, caught 1500 criminals
Elena Vnorovscaia / Chişinău / Moldova.ORG / -- "America's Most Wanted" host and creator John Walsh named this Tuesday as the 2011 recipient of the Governors Award by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
His TV crime show has helped police t capture 1,500 fugitives and find 50 missing children since 1988. Yes, Mr. Wash has received an honorary award from organizers of the Emmys.
John Walsh’s show "America's Most Wanted" was initiated by him after a very sad story related to him - his son Adam was abducted and found murdered in 1981.
The award will be presented to Walsh at the creative arts Emmy ceremony on September 10, as the ATAS Chairman and CEO John Shaffner announced.
The award, repordly, for 33 years has been honoring an individual, company or organization that has made a substantial impact and demonstrated the extraordinary use of television.
"John Walsh has dedicated his life to the betterment of society, and while doing so has used television in an inventive and extraordinary way. His contribution to society goes far beyond just hosting a hit TV show, but sets a prime example of how television can be used to convey an important message”, said Shaffner.
Walsh’s efforts have been recognized by the federal government and by law enforcement officials throughout the local, state, and national levels.