John Walsh, host of "America's Most Wanted," and his wife, Reve, talk to TODAY's Lester Holt about how they finally got closure and got justice for the 1981 abduction and murder of their 6-year-old son, Adam Walsh.
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John Walsh and "America's Most Wanted" return this week
Last week was the busy one in entertainment, as "Dancing With the Stars" came to an end and major movies hit theaters in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. It's much quieter this week.
John Walsh is back with "America's Most Wanted." The beloved crime-fighting show was canceled by Fox in May, but later picked up by Lifetime. Said Walsh when the new show was announced, "We are the court of last resort and with the show getting back to our weekly airing, we’ll have the capability of getting more fugitives off the streets and behind bars where they belong." Tune in, and see if that crabby neighbor of yours is really hiding a secret criminal identity. (Dec. 2, 9 p.m., Lifetime.)
Buddy Holly was honored this fall with a concert on what would have been the singer's 75th birthday. PBS is airing the resulting musical tribute, "Buddy Holly: Listen to Me," this week. It features live and video tributes from stars such as Keith Richards, Ringo Star, and Brian Wilson, and the finale brings all the guests together to perform "That'll Be the Day." (Dec. 3, PBS, check local listings for time.)
It's a quiet week for movies after the explosion of big titles before Thanksgiving, but one new offering that looks worthwhile is "Kinyarwanda." The Rwandan genocide, we're reminded by this film's trailer, lasted just 100 days in 1994, but the horror still reverberates today. The film won the World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award at January's Sundance Film Festival, and it looks absolutely chilling. "A funny thing about genocide," a character says in the trailer. "You never know who's knocking." (Opens Dec. 2 in select cities.)
Some critics hated the 3-D "Smurfs," but Neil Patrick Harris is charming as the human who befriends them and the little blue guys remain pretty cute. The DVD, out this week, is sure to win a place in many a preschooler's heart. By September, the film had already earned $500 million worldwide, and a sequel is on the way. Smurfy! (Out on DVD Dec. 2.)
Looking for a holiday gift for a really Super friend? The entire run of TV's "Smallville," which ended in May after 10 years, is now out on DVD. The massive box set might need Supes himself to lift it. It boasts 62 discs and two picture books, and retails at more than $300 (we've seen it offered online for much less). The collection comes with 28 hours of extras, 5 hours of special features, and the unaired 1961 pilot for "Superboy." If you don't want the whole shebang, or have been buying seasons as they were released, you can also pick up the tenth season by itself on either DVD or Blu-ray. Up, up, and away! (Out on DVD Dec. 2.)