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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.

I think the Michael Jackson stuff can stop now


On my Week-ends blog today, my OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK is the death of Michael Jackson.

That's not to say Jackson's passing isn't news. It is, and awfully big.

But as I mentioned on InterCHANGE Friday night, Jackson couldn't sell records or concert tickets the past 15 years. Real icons were producing quality stuff right up until they met their maker.

Tim Rutten writes in today's LA Times that the obits on Jacko might have been a bit much:

"On cable TV and on newspaper websites, it was all Michael, all the time. So, how did a pop singer heavily in debt and desperately hoping for a comeback, one who hadn't really sold any music for years, one who was best known for his bizarre life, obsession with cosmetic surgery and for the allegations of pedophilia against him, become in death the most beloved media figure since JFK?"

Amen.

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