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
Vicki Soto and Dawn Hochsprung
Sick Belgium teenager
A suspicious dermatologist
Nathan Charles Norman
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"It's alarming, especially in Newtown, Connecticut, which we always thought was the safest place in America."
Stephen Delgiadice said his 8-year-old daughter heard two big bangs and teachers told her to get in a corner. His daughter was fine.
"I saw her and it was the happiest moment of my life.”
Brenda Lebinski, whose 8-year-old daughter attends the Connecticut elementary school that was the scene of Friday’s mass shooting was among the parents who raced to check on their children.
“Let’s be honest. We’re broke. The plan we offered is consistent with the president’s call for a balanced approach. We’re still waiting for the White House to do the same. Longer the White House slow walks this process, the closer we are” to going over the fiscal cliff.
House Speaker John Boehner
“President Obama railed against the Michigan legislation, calling right-to-work ‘giving you the right to work for less money.’ Well, there is a principle at stake here: A free country should allow its workers to choose whether to join a union. Moreover, it is more than slightly ironic that Democrats, the fiercely pro-choice party, reserve free choice for aborting a fetus while denying it for such matters as choosing your child’s school or joining a union.”
Columnist Charles Krauthammer
“Work like a Third World dictator and just put all these guys in jail.”
Harry Belafonte offering some friendly advice to President Obama, on what to do about those who think we should rein in entitlement spending.
“This has got to be the largest collection of old English musicians ever assembled in Madison Square Garden. But I’ve got to say, if it rains in London, you’ve got to come and help us, OK?”
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger irked some fans with an attempt at humor during Wednesday Night's 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy at Madison Square Garden. During his set with The Stones, Jagger told the crowd that there should be a benefit show the next time it rains in London. Many fans quickly took to Twitter after hearing the remark to express shock.
“I went into the last game and approached it like any old game. And, you know, I don’t like the Green Bay Packers. I’m not going to use the word hate. But I really dislike the Green Bay Packers and their players. But the talk has to back it up. We’ll go out there and do everything we need to do to get a win. I’ve never felt this strong in sports versus any team or any players. I’m going to play like it’s my last game.”
Chicago Bear Brandon Marshall. The Bears play the Packers on Sunday.
"If you read me regularly, you’ll know that there are very few things that I feel strongly about ;-). I’m kind of a wilting violet in print, who tries hard not to impose his views on readers. Instead, I paint words pictures of objective fact, interlaced with strongly-reasoned logical progressions that allows readers to form their own opinions unguided by me. (Take a deep breath here, and clean the coffee off your nose, chin, lips and computer screen)."
Columnist John Ransom
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
The massacre in Connecticut.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
This is leadership?
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Tired of hearing about the fiscal cliff?
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Care to erase all memories of your ex?
That's it for Week-ends.
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