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I'm not enough words to say express.
The joy that we bill.
By the return of our family member Dina.
And now Amanda -- eat.
And Michelle night who is our family also.
The families of the -- and held captive in Cleveland were overjoyed to learn that they were still alive and finally coming home.
But thousands of children are still missing in this country so what lessons can other families learn from this Cleveland -- deal.
Killer arm and is -- Scully executive producer of America's Most Wanted -- his own step sister Jackie.
Went missing years ago and has never been found to hi -- nice to see you.
Alison could see united do and I'm doing well you were my boss at America's Most Wanted for five of these fifteen years that you worked there.
And there was no time ever at America's Most Wanted that we were more joyous and more excited then when we would find a missing child what did you think when you heard.
This Cleveland story.
This is an amazing moment as you know Alison these stories became very personal to us the young.
The media wouldn't jump on a missing kids start for a couple days move on to the next thing we would live with these stories year in year out and talk to the families and get very close to the families.
I'm -- are still talking to some of the victims you held until talking to some of them so this week.
When this story broke it was incredible is like old home week for America's most -- I heard from.
Everybody on -- -- happening is the first time I think this has happened in the -- -- -- so we all found each other within minutes and it was just an incredible feeling.
But miracles don't happen very often that's why they called the numerical so when they did happen and we sometimes got to make them happen it was an incredible incredible feeling and this is.
This is a very joyous week.
And yet of course the sad truth is that most missing children.
Are not found alive you know I went back and I read the articles from the week that a -- to -- went missing all those years ago ten years ago at her mother said Ben was quoted in the paper saying.
I think somebody's holding her.
I think she's being held at all in the parents have -- like -- but can the police really go on that's.
Well you have to never give up as you and I learned.
-- parent every story that does get solved is because somebody didn't give up hope there is somebody on the staff.
Who was talking to apparent -- -- cop who said I know this has been missing for six months I -- this has been missing for a year but I believe we can bring this child home.
And they would cajole us in Vegas and force us and we put the story is back on the -- John Walsh would.
Go on your show go on fox or go somewhere and bring these pictures around and every once in a while we -- -- what do you know.
That parents hunch was correct you have to never give up hope and never give up pressing.
It's the parents who keep pushing keep pushing keep pushing keep hoping those are the ones who it's come.
Home and Phil of course -- stories particularly powerful for you because your step sister Jackie.
-- she went missing when she was 23 years old what do you think happened to Jackie.
You know if there are so many years of America's Most Wanted we know what happens to a girl who jumps on -- train winds up in Manhattan at 3 o'clock in the morning in the middle of winter.
I can't see myself saying that I know what happened -- Jacqui we never did find the answer to that story all I knew.
As of the Joan Walsh is that we came to America's Most Wanted knowing I can't solve my case.
But I can help other parents and everybody -- that -- many of the folks you know we worked with also had tragedies and their -- And we use that shows a chance for us to it to try to help other families and them.
And that's believe that's what we did on the show and that's who and what I take from -- is that at least I was able to bring other missing kids you know the first -- -- worked -- America's Most Wanted.
Was a missing kid a five year old girl from Boston and we managed to bring her home though is -- a set until until I had a son in my own that was the most important thing ever did my whole life.
That's so beautiful -- and you do great work on that show and I wanted him to see you thank you it's wonderful to see you as always -- thanks so much for coming on your story.
Great to see it.
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