'America's Most Wanted' John Walsh speaks here March 13


John Walsh of "America's Most Wanted" fame will speak about "Living Life with a Mission" on Wednesday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. at The University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. Part of the UA Forum Series, Walsh’s talk is sponsored by the Dorothy Garrett Martin Memorial Delta Gamma Lectureship on Values and Ethics and Thomas Hall.

John Walsh

As the Emmy-winning host and executive producer of "America's Most Wanted," Walsh helped law enforcement capture more than 1,100 dangerous fugitives and bring home more than 50 missing children since the groundbreaking reality television show made its debut in 1988.
Walsh never sought the role of a crime fighter and victims' advocate, but this has been his life's mission since 1981, when his son Adam was abducted from a mall near his home and found murdered two weeks later.
Tickets are available in advance and at the door: $10 for the general public; $8 for seniors and UA faculty and staff; and $6 for UA students. For tickets, visit www.uaevents.com, the Thomas Hall Ticket Office or call 330-972-7570.
In its 18th season, the UA Forum Series brings major speakers to the University and the Northeast Ohio community. The series is supported by the Office of the President and the Office of the Senior Vice President, Provost and Chief Operating Officer.

Media contact: Sarah Lane, 330-972-7429 or slane@uakron.edu.