Not sure if this counts as random chit-chat since it's AMW-related but I'm watching Lockup on MSNBC tonight (which once again proves cable news networks can air crime shows) and a guy there is a convicted murderer named Eugene Protsman. He is made some claim about getting captured after being featured on America's Most Wanted and some type of officer recognizing him. He obviously was never counted as direct though. (I was preoccupied at the time so I may have misheard him but he definitely mentioned AMW and it seemed like he was giving them credit for something). Anyone remember this case?
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Post by HeadMarshal on Mar 26, 2014 23:13:34 GMT -5
Okay before anyone asks why I changed my display name, there were a few reasons. I had used my old username a lot online over the years and while not disclosing anything seriously personal, a google search does mention which city/town/etc. I live in due to the same username being used a lot (although I haven't used it recently for anything). To keep some piece of mind as the second most active poster on an America's Most Wanted fan forum, I changed my display name to something new.
This is a bit random, but tonight marks 12 years since I became a regular viewer of AMW. Although I had seen two episodes before this point, the March 30, 2002, "Strange But True" special edition was the first time I saw AMW and continued watching week after week. Ever since, this day has always had a special place for me
Post by Scumhunter on Mar 30, 2014 22:16:55 GMT -5
Congrats! It is amazing how a tv show has felt like such a huge part of our lives.
My AMW start was November 9th, 1996 when the show returned from the first cancellation. Like you I had seen episodes previously and did in fact see AMW's first-ever "last-ever" episode on September 21st, 1996 (I am fortunate or unfortunate enough to have witnessed all three last-ever episodes of AMW), but I consider November 9th, 1996 the official anniversary date since that's when I started watching on a consistent week-to-week basis.
I can only hope John Walsh's new show in CNN can create even more great memories for us.
Post by HeadMarshal on Apr 3, 2014 17:58:19 GMT -5
I'm now thinking of going through my earlier case threads here and editing them to include detailed case summaries, like I do with all my case threads now. Just to provide more information to readers who may have never seen the cases aired.
I try to be a little more detailed as well here. Part me of has been thinking of doing what AMW did and editing the fugitive threads to include their stats (Age, height, etc) at the beginning. That may take a while though so perhaps just mentioning that information in the summary from now on is better.
Also, I'm really changing the subject here but this is the daily chit-chat thread. David Letterman is retiring. My prediction on his replacement: Conan O'Brien. I hope I get something if I win.
Just wanted to reflect since HeadMarshal made me think about it, that this right here will by my 2,500th post! Part of me is embarrassed I have so many posts already (I hope that doesn't offend anyone here :), but as the admin I assume it's inevitable I would have that many because of the new threads and categories I've had to make and also some posts I feel obligated to reply to.
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