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Crime History: 'America's Most Wanted' makes television debut

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On this day, Feb. 7, in 1988, the ground-breaking reality TV show, "America's Most Wanted," made its debut. The show was the brainchild of host John Walsh, whose 6-year-old son, Adam, was abducted from a South Florida mall and killed in 1981. On its first episode, "AMW" aired a case about FBI Top 10 fugitive David James Roberts. Calls began pouring into the studio. Roberts had changed his name...

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