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 baby 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
NYU Hospital Staff
NPR reporter Marianne McCune
Here's one I missed a few weeks ago...Matthew Morgan
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Texas polling place
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“It’s so bad here, a lot worse than how its being portrayed by the media. They are finding bodies left and right, elderly people who don’t even watch the news or who knew the storm was coming. I was just with one of my best friends from high school and college, and his house is completely gone. One story I heard was about this one guy who evacuated his house during Hurricane Irene but then it got looted. So when they told him to evacuate for
Sons of Anarchy – and Staten Island native — Theo Rossi (Juice Ortiz), who was home visiting family and friends when
“Please don’t leave us. I live alone down here.”
A weeping Donna Solli, pleading to Senator Chuck Schumer in front of her home in Staten Island, the scene of some of the most heartbreaking storm-related devastation, especially on the South Shore where numerous trapped residents had to be rescued. Hundreds of homes — from multimillion-dollar mansions to modest bungalows — have been damaged and dozens of streets are impassable due to downed trees and buckled roads.
“We having nothing. We can’t exist. We can’t buy milk. We can’t buy cereal. We can’t buy nothing.”
Ann Manning of the Rockaways. She brought her four grandchildren along to a playground where a state Senator had arranged to have lunch boxes from a company that supplies airports delivered to residents.
“It’s cold in the house, no lights on. Everything’s closed because people were stealing from stores. There’s no food. People are cooking on top of garbage cans.”
Shaheem Bush of the Rockaways.
"We're coming down to the 11th hour. We're facing a violent storm. It's nothing compared to the storm we'll face if you don't make the right decision in this election."
“It’s better to die a hero than live a coward.”
Charles Woods, the father of murdered Benghazi SEAL Tyrone Woods, sending a message to President Barack Obama.
“To have known what he had available, to have known that Americans were under fire, and to have done nothing, is dereliction of duty that I have never seen in a Commander in Chief from a president of any party. Outrageous.”
Former National Security Adviser Bud McFarlane on Obama’s non-response to the
“For literally days and days, they told the American people something that had no basis in fact whatsoever. And that is the president of the
“You know, somebody the other day said to me this is as bad as Watergate. Well, nobody died in Watergate. But this is either a massive cover-up or incompetence that is not acceptable service to the American people.”
John McCain on
“The jobless rate is higher than it was when President Obama took office, and there are still 23 million Americans struggling for work. On Tuesday,
"Did you see what President Obama said today? He asked his supporters to vote 'for revenge'--'for revenge.' Instead, I ask the American people to vote for love of country.”
Mitt Romney at a rally of 30,000 in
“What they're counting on is that you'll be so sick of dysfunction you'll reward the obstruction.”
President Obama at a rally in
“Let’s just keep telling ourselves: ‘Only a few more days, only a few more days, only a few more days.’”
NPR’s Mark Memmott, on the last week of the Presidential campaign.
“There are very few people in positions of power who are mustached Americans, so for [David Axelrod] to even jest about removing his lip sweater is somewhat offensive to the entire American mustached community.”
American Mustache Institute chairman Aaron Perlut, on the wager Axelrod, a top adviser to President Obama’s campaign, made with MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, under which Axelrod will shave his mustache if Obama loses in
“Can they be good at bombs, but not good at meth?”
Chief Justice John Roberts, during oral arguments in a Supreme Court case about drug-sniffing dogs.
“I think once a dog kind of chooses a major, that’s what they stick with.”
Justice Department lawyer Joseph Palmore’s answer
“For sale, racing bike, no longer required.”
Sign held by an effigy of Lance Armstrong, which will be burned on Bonfire Night in
“He’s a lefty, he goes the same way every time. I’m sorry. And I’m a loyal Democrat, a passionate Democrat and he’s not as good as he thinks he is.”
Outgoing commissioner of the National Basketball Association David Stern on President Obama’s basketball skills.
“I married my wife out of love, but as soon as we had our first daughter, we began having marital issues. Our daughter was incredibly ugly, to the point where it horrified me.”
Jian Feng, who won a lawsuit against his wife because their baby was ugly.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Food stamp growth 75X greater than job creation.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
"Where is the Benghazi feeding frenzy?"
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Hurricane Sandy, one of the occasional instances where the hype is justified.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
About to be recalled? Resign, and then...
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