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.
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HEROES OF THE WEEK
Milwaukee police officers Graham M. Kunisch and Bryan J. Norberg, and taxicab driver Anthony Thompson
UPDATE: Thomas Aldana
85-year old George Herbert Walker Bush
NFL Coaches Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants, Jeff Fisher of the Tennessee Titans and John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens will be visiting U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf region this summer. Former coaches Jon Gruden and Bill Cowher also will be part of the USO tour involving NFL personnel.
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
James von Brunn
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"Them Jews ain't going to let him talk to me. I told my baby daughter that he'll talk to me in five years when he's a lame duck, or in eight years when he's out of office. ...They will not let him to talk to somebody who calls a spade what it is. ... I said from the beginning: He's a politician; I'm a pastor. He's got to do what politicians do."
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright in an exclusive interview at the 95th annual Hampton University Ministers' Conference. Wright told the Daily Press that he has not spoken to his former church member since Obama became president, and he implied that the White House won't allow Obama to talk to him.
"I hope Americans watching this story unfold, take away the most important lesson I have learned through all of this: nothing is more important than standing up for what you believe in, no matter what the cost may be. I've done my best under the difficult circumstances to handle the vicious attacks with integrity and show respect to others, even those who don't agree with me.
"I worked in good faith to meet my responsibilities as Miss
"I am proud to be an American, and blessed to have had the opportunity to exercise my freedom of speech. I am excited and looking forward to where God leads me in the future. I know He has big plans for me. I am proud to be the strong woman God has molded me to be. I will always stand for the truth, respectfully, and never back down.
Thank you and God Bless."
Carrie Prejean after she was stripped of her title as Miss
“One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game, during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.”
David Letterman on his late night TV show, noting that Sarah Palin while in
"To attack a 14 year old, underage daughter of an upstanding American family, is to attack the safety of every 14 year old girl. Especially from a viagra'd-up 62 year old who few would be willing to leave their 14 year old alone with on a television stage, much less a private conversation with."
Conservative columnist Kevin McCullough, ripping Letterman.
"We have successful schools in the choice program where kids are learning, kids are succeeding and achieving their dreams and we're going to kill it.”
State Representative Leah Vukmuir (R-Wauwatosa), blasting Assembly Democrat amendments to kill school choice.
“This is a case where a proposed ordinance's reach exceeds its grasp.”
Circuit Court Judge Thomas Cooper, striking down the city of
Steve Baas of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce that challenged the ordinance.
“Earlier today, President Obama spoke at a town hall meeting in
Late Night talk show host Conan O’Brien.
Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt reacting to O’Brien.
“Conan could probably use a good tailgate party in
Paul Jadin, president of the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Legislative Democrats' continued assault on school choice.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
I guess those 1,000 Obama protesters in Green Bay must have been invisible to Journal Sentinel reporters and editors.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Did you know that Adam Lambert is gay?
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Naked man found tied to rock says he doesn't need any help.
Wong Way no more.
BE A MAN!
How much would you pay for a parking space?
REMEMBER: Your suggestions/nominations for any of these categories every week are welcome, especially for HEROES OF THE WEEK. If you know of anyone in the community deserving of recognition, please e-mail me.