Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In...
HEROES OF THE WEEK
The governor of Vermont
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Medical staff at Argentine hospital
South Greensburg, PA
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“Guess what, his wife has actually never worked a day in her life."
Democratic strategist and DNC adviser Hilary Rosen insulting Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, suggesting that the 64-year-old mother of five and grandmother of 16 had never held a job.
“I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work.She should have come to my house when those five boys were causing so much trouble.It wasn’t so easy. My career choice was to be a mother. And I think all of us need to know that we need to respect choices that women make. Other women make other choices to have a career and raise family, which I think Hilary Rosen has actually done herself. I respect that, that’s wonderful. But you know, there are other people that have a choice, we have to respect women in all those choices that they make.”
Ann Romney responding to Hilary Rosen. Romney has multiple sclerosis and survived breast cancer.
"Every mother works hard, and every woman deserves to be respected."
"My personal feeling is that, as a young kid that was beat on by a bully, that was pretty much singled out—the guy [Zimmerman] stalked him, didn't follow instructions from a superior officer, when they said, 'Stop following the kid.' That tells you everything right there. But my all-around perspective, I wasn't there, I don't know what happened. But it's just so widespread and overt what happened. Even though this is the best country in the world, certain laws in this country are a disgrace to a nation of savages. It's a majority versus a minority. That's the way God planned it. He didn't want to do something about it, He wanted us to do something about it. And if we don't, it's gonna stay this way. We have to continue tweeting, we have to continue marching, we have to continue fighting for Trayvon Martin. If that's not the case, he was killed in vain, and we're just waiting for it to happen to our children. He'll have gotten away with impunity. It's a disgrace that man hasn't been dragged out of his house and tied to a car and taken away. That's the only kind of retribution that people like that understand. It's a disgrace that man hasn't been shot yet. Forget about him being arrested--the fact that he hasn't been shot yet is a disgrace.”
"Let me tell you, the things that's about to happen, to these honkeys, these crackers, these pigs, these pink people, these ---- people. It has been long overdue. My prize right now this evening ... is gonna be the bounty, the arrest, dead or alive, for George Zimmerman. You feel me?"
Chief of staff for the New Black Panther Party Michelle Williams
"If my words, my words that I had to say out of anger will make the American people address this issue, let it be my time, Melanie. Let it be my time to address this issue with
Michelle Williams apologizing for her controversial statements.
“Given the size of his organization, given the number of primaries he's won, he is far and away the most likely Republican nominee.”
Newt Gingrich, Republican presidential hopeful, referring to Mitt Romney.
"It's OK to be outspoken about your faith."
New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow speaking at the Easter service of Celebration Church in Georgetown,
"Some people say that taxes are the price we pay for civilization. But the runaway taxes of our time are the price we pay for being gullible."
Conservative columnist Thomas Sowell
“He loved the fact that if he showed up for an interview, it made people nervous ... He knew that he was going to get to the truth. And that's what motivated him.”
Jeff Fager, CBS News chair and 60 Minutes executive producer, on the death of legendary newsman Mike Wallace
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
The Baby Afreen case.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Barrett and Falk refuse to answer tough question the local media won't ask.
Obama and the women on his staff.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
George Zimmerman has not only been charged, he's been found guilty with calls to hang him.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
TSA meets T & A.
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