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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.

Dragnet speaks its mind


Your life really changes after you have hip surgery. It can become tedious. Change is dramatic making your day-to-day routine very routine.

Walking with your walker.

Exercises, twice daily.

Ice applications.

Abiding by recommended precautions.

Coping with cabin fever.

Of course, there’s more time than ever before to read.  And television is always an option, albeit not the best.

I always sensed daytime TV was abysmal. It only took hip surgery recovery to confirm.

How does TV Land ruin a classic like “Opie the Birdman” from the Andy Griffith Show? Interrupt with 6-minute commercial breaks.

The talk shows are geared the lowest, I mean the lowest common denominator.

QVC believes only women are watching.

Jerry Springer? Please.

Even ESPN can get tiring after seeing the same Lebron James clips from the night before over and over.

There are exceptions.  Being a nostalgia buff, I’m inclined these days to first check out classic TV and stumbled on to a great episode last week that piqued my curiosity.

It’s a 1969 broadcast of Dragnet. The two star detectives appear on a local evening public affairs program where they must defend the LAPD against an opposing panel and a hostile studio audience.

When you have time, I encourage you to watch this 1969 TV episode. You’d swear it might as well be 2014.


 

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