American Justice: Most Wanted [DVD]

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American Justice: Most Wanted
As the FBI's Most Wanted List turns 50, viewers can relive the history and social evolution of crime. A&E documents the most effective tool of prestigious criminal apprehension in American Justice: Most Wanted. When it was first initiated by J. Edgar Hoover in 1950, the list held mostly bank robbers and headline makers. But it was an instant success with all ten persons being apprehended within a month. Willie Sutton, dubbed the "Babe Ruth of bank robbers," was recognized on the New York subway. Decades later, political activists such as Angela Davis and Bernadine Dorhn populated the top spots. The list's value peaked in the 1960s when 171 criminals were brought in from readers' tips. In present times, the list describes mostly serial killers and terrorists like Osama Bin Laden. While its successful reputation has waned, the list still serves a valuable purpose. The group's website alone gets 25 million hits a month. Through stories and interviews, A&E celebrates the rise and fall of the FBI's Most Wanted. ~ Sarah Ing, Rovi

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