By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated October 12, 2001 01:59 PM
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At the request of the federal government, John Walsh will host a special edition of Fox’s “America’s Most Wanted” at 9 tonight that focuses on the 22 “most wanted” terrorists unveiled by President Bush on Wednesday. “It’s pretty obvious to anybody living in our country today that we have an obligation to do what we can,” Fox told the Associated Press. “Not only don’t we have a problem with it, but we’re honored by the request.” The show, which preempts an episode of the new ratings-challenged drama “Pasadena,” is due to investigate terrorists known to have ties to Osama bin Laden and the Al Qaeda network. The pre-empted “Pasadena” installment will be telecast on Oct. 26. “This special is about getting justice for innocent victims,” host Walsh was quoted as saying by the Los Angeles Times. “Citizens from around the world can do the right thing and identify the cowards that have killed so many.” Now in its 15th season, “America’s Most Wanted” has helped in the capture of 683 criminals, including 14 from the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List. The show normally airs on Saturday, but was to be bumped by a baseball game this week.