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August 09, 2011

Board Votes to Honor John Walsh of “America’s Most Wanted” with 2011 Governors Award

America’s Most Wanted creator and host John Walsh will receive the Board of Governors' prestigious Governors Award this year. The honor will be bestowed on Walsh at the Creative Arts Emmy® Awards on September 10, 2011, in Los Angeles.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors has voted to bestow the prestigious Governors Awards this year to “America’s Most Wanted” creator and host, John Walsh. The honor will be presented to Walsh during the 2011 Creative Arts Emmy® Awards on Saturday, September 10, 2011 in Los Angeles. “John Walsh has dedicated his life to the betterment of society, and while doing so has used television in an inventive and extraordinary way,” says Television Academy Chairman-CEO John Shaffner. “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.” Created in 1978, the Governors Award salutes an individual, company or organization that has made a substantial impact and demonstrated the extraordinary use of television. Read more about John Walsh and the 2011 Television Academy Governors Award at Emmys.com. Members of the press, get full release in the Emmys TV Media Center.

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