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.
A look back at the people and events that made news the past week.
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HEROES OF THE WEEK
Milwaukee firefighters John and Joel Rechlitz
The people who arranged this.
Darrell "Shifty" Powers
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
President Obama for his insult of police officers
Grandmother of the Year
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“Why, because I'm a black man in
“I’ve heard about five different reports. If I’m the president of the
"This is not about me or Scott Walker or Tom Ament. I'm not looking at it for advancement for myself.”
"Eliminating a layer of government and consolidating it with other governments is an idea whose time has come. County government largely overlaps municipal and state government. It can and should be consolidated into other areas."
"Everyone expects doctors to be free. People who pay $200 for a haircut are indignant if it costs more than a $20 co-pay to see a doctor."
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter
"The freshly alert and active amongst us still feel very vulnerable and are not digging the thought of their kids, grandkids, or themselves being on the receiving end of an Obama America. They like the old and superior Superbad America that's free, militarily strong, economically viable and at least semi-morally upright-not this rat cage, socialistic, Czar-laden, left of left, Tila Tequila, Liberals Gone Wild swill we're being Jim Jones'd into swallowing by Washingtonians who do not give a rat's backside regarding our nation's original intent. So, these newly awakened conservatives sit and yell at the TV as they watch the Obama gang dismantle
Conservative talk show host/columnist Doug Giles
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
The Erin Andrews peep show
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Sonia Sotomayor, pushed off the front page by Democrats who couldn't pass their own health care plan, and the arrest of a black professor who refused to cooperate with police.
That's one. Another:
On the evening of July 18, 1969, she attended a party on
Mainstream news media: What 40th anniversary?
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
The arrest of Harvard professor Henry Gates. Had he just cooperated with the officer, there is no story.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Toupee vs. Time Machine
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.