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.
When I was growing up, you had but a handful of TV options: Channels 4, 6, 10, 12, and if UHF wasn't real snowy, Channel 18.
On the weekends, there were certain family traditions where everyone huddled around the TV.
On Saturday night, it was the Lawrence Welk Show (not real cool).
On Sunday night, it was The Ed Sullivan Show (very cool).
The Sullivan Show was entertaining, historic, groundgreaking television.
Sullivan had Elvis, the Beatles, the Stones, Sinatra, Broadway performers, acrobats, he had everybody!
One of the classic shows involved the Doors.
Anybody who was anybody was a guest on Sullivan. Many stars got their start on his show.
Here are some great R & B performances.
OK, one more clip...
Ed Sullivan died 33 years ago today.
He was 72.