John Walsh hosts a special episode of America's Most Wanted from The White House in October of 2001. John and AMW were asked by President Bush after September 11th to profile the 22 men the United States had just identified as its most wanted terrorists.
John Walsh meets with former first lady Barbara Bush.
John Walsh is presented with an award from President George H.W. Bush.
John Walsh attends an important press conference with Oprah Winfrey, who has also been a loud advocate for victims' rights.
John Walsh worked with President Reagan on the passage of the Missing Children's bill and the Missing Children's Assistance bill. The Missing Children's bill mandated that the FBI enter information on missing children into the FBI's national crime computer (NCIS).
The Missing Children's Assistance bill helped create the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
John Walsh shared a lighter moment with characters from the long running Fox TV show The Simpsons.
John Walsh comes face to face with death row inmates during a taping of AMW at California's notorious Folsom Prison.
AMW profiled the only person to ever escape from Folsom, Glen Stewart Godwin.
On July 27, 2006, 25 years to the day after the abduction and murder of John Walsh's son Adam, the Walshes look on as President Bush signs a new bill into law, named in memory of their son.
After President Bush signed the Adam Walsh Act into law, John and Revé thank the President as he thanks the Walshes for their hard work in getting the bill passed.
John Walsh, wife Revé, and daughter Meghan with President Ronald Reagan and Senator Paula Hawkins.
Sen. Hawkins was one of the first women senators and was an important co-sponsor of the Missing Childrens bill, the first piece of legislation that John Walsh helped to get passed after Adam's murder.
In a lighter moment, President Reagan gave Meghan a box of the "World famous presidential jelly beans."
John Walsh waits for the director to call "Action" during the dangerous days immediately following Hurricane Katrina.
John Walsh during a somber moment in front of one of the towers that went down on September 11th, 2001.
John Walsh meets with his friend, Ron Noble, the Secretary General of INTERPOL. INTERPOL is the world's international police organization which works with law enforcement agencies around the world to hunt for fugitives and to search for missing children.
Noble is the first-ever American serving as INTERPOL's Secretary General and he has helped John Walsh with many important international cases.
John Walsh with David Armond, Director of International Operations, Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), London, UK
John Walsh examines ballistic evidence with Dr. John Bond of the Northampton Police Dept. Northampton, United Kingdom
John Walsh in Sofyivska Square, Kiev, Ukraine
John Walsh in front of Parliament, London, UK
Press conference with Jupiter, Fla. Police & U.S. Marshals, Miami Beach Police Department Dec. 22, 2009
John Walsh on set in Hull Bay, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
John Walsh with U.S. Virgin Islands Chief of Police, Rodney F Querrard Sr.
John Walsh rehearses the scene with Detective Warrington Tyson and bar owner Reynold Isidore at the Banana Split bar in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands -- the scene of a quadruple murder.
John Walsh and retired FBI Agent Wilfred Baptiste Jr. talk with Wilfred's family members about Wilfred's brother, Richard, a corrections officer who was murdered in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands in 2003.
During the week-long coverage of the tragic murders of Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson's family members, "Entertainment Tonight" interviewed John Walsh on the set of "America's Most Wanted."
John Walsh poses with L.A.P.D. Police Chief William Bratton, in his office. John has known the chief for many years, including when he was the chief of the N.Y.P.D.
Standing in the homicide division, John Walsh talks with L.A.P.D. Chief William Bratton about two important AMW Cases: The hunt for a serial killer who killed 11 people since 1985, and, the manhunt to catch the killer(s) of a beloved homeless man named John McGraham.
In his private office, Chief Bratton presents John Walsh with the L.A.P.D.'s "Challenge Coin." Challenge coins are often exchanged between different members of the law enforcement community.
Just before introducing the next segment on AMW, John Walsh rides up with undercover federal law enforcement officers, posing as members of the MONGOLS motorcycle gang.
After introducing a segment, John Walsh waits for direction to lead the undercover "MONGOLS" off set.
In a secret government facility, John Walsh introduces a segment of AMW amidst confiscated motorcycles, being held as evidence until the court cases against the gang members are over.
At the crime scene where some of the L.A. Serial Killer's victims were found, a producer hands John Walsh a bullet that was similar to the ones used to execute the victims.
John Walsh on location at the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial, the site where 168 people were murdered in the worst act of domestic terrorism in the U.S.
John Walsh meeting with former Attorney General John Ashcroft to discuss the implementation of the AMBER Alert Bill in all federal buildings.
John Walsh with Gen. William Westmoreland, receiving one of the many awards bestowed upon him and AMW for their work helping crime victims.
John Walsh with former Republican Senate Leader Bill Frist, one of the staunchest supporters and champions in congress of the Adam Walsh bill.
John Walsh poses with some of the toughest members of the Louisiana State Police, who were charged with protecting the areas in and around New Orleans after devastating Hurricane Katrina struck.
John Walsh joins the Fort Worth, Texas police department as they showcase their new manhunting technology, FLIR (Forward Looking Infra Red).
John Walsh with former United States Secret Service Director Brian Stafford, receiving the "Director's Recognition Award."
John Walsh checks the shot on location on Catalina Island.
John Walsh meets with friend and long time supporter, Senator Patrick Leahy, during one of John's many trips to Capitol Hill to fight for justice.
John Walsh, speaks with Senator Orrin Hatch on Capitol Hill as his "SWAT Team" for victims -- Manus Cooney, Ernie Allen and Robbie Callaway -- look on.
John Walsh meets with Senator Jeff Sessions to discuss important child protection and victim legislation.
John Walsh meets with Jim Gamble from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, headquartered in London, UK. John visited CEOP as part of AMW's effort to fight for child safety around the world.
John Walsh on location in Dubai, UAE.
John brought AMW to Dubai to go after a senior Al-Qaeda operative who the FBI said was responsible for funneling money to various terrorist cells throughout the world. John also visited the American hospital where Usama Bin Laden had recently been treated for his chronic medical conditions.
On one of their proudest days, the Walshes joined President George W. Bush in the Rose Garden for the Adam Walsh bill signing.
Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist meets with John Walsh, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children President Ernie Allen (Far Left), and long time friend and supporter Robbie Callaway (Far Right).
On location in Ft. Myers, Florida, John Walsh introduces the case of the eight skeletal remains that were found scattered and abandoned.
This case, one of AMW's most challenging, required AMW to team up with a well known forensic sculptor who created busts from the skulls, thus giving investigators and viewers an opportunity to help to identify some of the victims.
John Walsh poses with law enforcement friends on the day he was Grand Marshal of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Washington, D.C.
John Walsh, with son Hayden Walsh, meets with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), July 2008.
John Walsh went on location with the world renowned Texas Rangers to hunt for dangerous and elusive cattle rustlers.
John Walsh films one of many episodes of America's Most Wanted during Mardi Gras from one of New Orleans' most recognized locations: Jackson Square.
Through the years, AMW has worked with the New Orleans Police and the Louisiana State Police on some of the city and state's toughest cases.
John Walsh poses with "Top Cops" award presenter Milena Govich, who most recently starred in TV's "Law and Order."
John Walsh poses with Steve Zirnkilton, the announcer who introduces each episode of the 'Law and Order' series on television and who has one of the nation's most recognizable voices. Steve has worked with John for several years in the annual "Top Cops" ceremony, honoring hero cops from around the country.
John Walsh rides with the Louisiana State Police and introduces an AMW segment during one of New Orleans' most dangerous times, right after Hurricane Katrina.
That week, the show focused the hunt on dangerous predators on the loose after the hurricane.
John Walsh on location after Hurricane Katrina, preparing to hunt for Louisiana sex offenders who disappeared after the natural disaster.
John Walsh meets with long time NBC co-host Matt Lauer, after a segment on TODAY, discussing a big AMW case that had received nationwide attention.
John Walsh with the former Maryland Governor as a new child safety bill was signed into law.
John Walsh receives an award from Maryland State Trooper Johnny Hughes. Johnny Hughes is now the U.S. Marshal for the state of Maryland.
John Walsh pauses with Montel Williams, just after the two finished filming a special hour for MONTEL, highlighting some of AMW's most intriguing and fascinating cases.
Montel's program is one of the highest rated syndicated shows in the country.
John Walsh on location with America's Most Wanted in Miami, Fla.
Dave Navarro, former "Jane's Addiction" and "Red Hot Chili Peppers" band member, interviews John Walsh on the AMW set. Navarro's mom Connie was murdered in 1983 and AMW helped catch her killer in 1991. (Sept 4, 2008)
At one of AMW's biggest sponsor's events, Sprint's NASCAR All-Star Challenge race, John Walsh presents the prize to the winner of AMW's All-Star contest, honoring a heroic First Responder.
John Walsh meets with former Chief Charles Moose of the Montgomery County, Maryland Police Department.
Chief Moose's police department was the lead agency investigating the D.C. Sniper case; the murderous spree killings of what turned out to be two snipers who preyed upon unsuspecting victims throughout the Washington D.C. area in 2002.
John Walsh gets ready to introduce some key evidence in the hunt for the D.C. Sniper, on location at Montgomery County Police Headquarters.
John Walsh on location at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives' special testing facility in rural Virginia.
John Walsh tapes a segment for AMW's international manhunt with Britain's Parliament in the background.
This show highlighted the hunt for some of the world's most wanted and most dangerous fugitives.
John Walsh on location at a polo field in Florida, introducing a segment about his murdered friend and fellow polo player, John Elwin.
John Walsh meets with President Bill Clinton to discuss the importance of passing Megan's Law the first law of its kind, forcing compelling sex offenders to register their address with local police.
John Walsh gives his remarks during one of many Department of Justice Press Conferences discussing DOJ initiatives to fight crime.
At this press conference, John Walsh spoke about the DOJ's new initiative to create a national DNA database.
The database has helped secure convictions and has helped to free innocents, wrongly convicted.
John Walsh introduces a segment on America's Most Wanted, with inmates in the background, from California's Folsom State Prison.
John Walsh meets with President Ronald Reagan in the Oval Office. John worked very closely with President Reagan to win passage of the Missing Children's Assistance bill.
John Walsh attends a press conference at Department of Justice Headquarters with then Attorney General Janet Reno.
John and Revè Walsh at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, speaking about the movie "Adam" which premiered in 1983 on NBC. The movie was historic in that it featured a role of missing children with a toll free hotline, funded by NBC, for viewers to report sightings of these and other missing children.
John and Revé Walsh at the White House on July 27, 2006 -- the day the Adam Walsh Act was signed by President Bush. That day also marked the 25th anniversary of the abduction and murder of their son, Adam.
John Walsh poses with long time NBC weather anchor Al Roker.
Roker has interviewed John Walsh for different segments on the TODAY show.
John Walsh in a private meeting with Senator Orrin Hatch, Elizabeth Smart and her father Ed Smart.
The Smart family, from Salt Lake City, Utah, became close with Senator Hatch during the 9 months of Elizabeth's abduction and captivity.
John Walsh and AMW were instrumental in Elizabeth's recovery.
John Walsh with Elizabeth Smart and her parents. America's Most Wanted played a key role in the recovery of Elizabeth.
John Walsh, during his earlier years of lobbying, confers with senior U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.)
John Walsh with the late Strom Thurmond, a long-time Republican U.S. Senator and former presidential candidate.
John Walsh discusses the hunt for terrorists with Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of Homeland Security.
John Walsh with actor Daniel J. Travanti during the taping of the early 1980s HBO special "How To Raise A Street Smart Kid," which won numerous awards and helped educate parents all over America on how to keep their precious children safer.
John Walsh poses with friends Richard Belzer and Christopher Meloni stars of the NBC hit show "Law and Order: SVU" during a "Top Cops" award ceremony, where hero cops from around the country were honored.
John Walsh receives an award from former FBI Director William Sessions. Judge Sessions supported the creation of America's Most Wanted from the beginning, and later presented John Walsh with the FBI's "Man Of The Year" award.
John Walsh gives the "thumbs up" sign in front of one of the NASCAR race cars featuring the globally recognized America's Most Wanted logo.
John Walsh, with son Hayden Walsh, meets with Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and members of her staff, July 2008.