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
Dominic, Mark, and Mary Gundrum
Charles Albert Poland
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
The Baltimore Ravens
Sen. Bob Menendez
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"I'm a big football fan," but "if I had a son, I'd have to think long and hard before I let him play football." President Obama in an interview with major Democrat donor and magazine owner Chris Hughes. Obama was referring to the emerging consensus that the injuries, and in particular head injuries, sustained while playing football can have serious health effects.
"It's not like we signed up and thought we were going to play tennis. It's a physical game. Everybody plays hard. And guys get hit sometimes. That's what we all know coming into the game. We all signed up for it. We came out to play football."
San Francisco 49er All-Pro linebacker Aldon Smith, one of several San Francisco players who doesn't see anything wrong with their kids playing football.
“No, we don’t got no gay people on the team. They gotta get up out of here if they do. Can’t be with that sweet stuff. Nah… can’t be… in the locker room man. Nah.”
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver when asked on media day at the Super Bowl if there were any homosexuals on his team. Culliver later apologized.
"I'm gay...Me not rooting for San Francisco is like booing Africa.”
Comedienne Wanda Sykes is having a problem deciding which football team to support on Super Bowl Sunday because she grew up in Maryland. She spoke to Tonight Show host Jay Leno.
"I am not going to keep cutting the discretionary budget, which by the way is not out of control, despite what you hear on Fox News.”
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., suggested on the Senate floor that the non-entitlement spending problem is a creation of Fox News.
"Legal gun buyers are not causing murders in Newark and Chicago and other places.”
Newark Mayor Cory Booker made that statement on HBO's Real Time, despite being for tougher gun laws.
“If he is a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this? Why have we not seen photos? Why has he not referenced it at any point in time as we have had this gun debate that is ongoing? I think he should invite me to Camp David, and I’ll go skeet shooting with him. I bet I’ll beat him.”
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) on CNN, challenging President Obama to a skeet shooting contest.
“A childish proposal. It is maybe based on how hard (state Representative Leon Young) works, but it doesn’t reflect the effort that I think most lawmakers, full or part-time, do.”
State Senator Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) reacting to Leon Young’s suggestion that full-time WI lawmakers be made part-time.
“Sometimes when you want to change government, streamline it, make it more efficient, you’re not always going to make people happy.”
Leon Young (D-Milwaukee) brushing off Jauch’s criticism.
"Underneath every skirt, every dress, I'm wearing shorts. So that everyone in the world knows, if I ever fell down, nobody would get a peek at anything."
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Media lies about gun activists heckling father of murdered Newtown boy.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Does Obama shoot a lot or not?
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Understandably, the Super Bowl.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
He made it all up.
That's it for Week-ends.
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