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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.

Friday night on InterCHANGE

Here are the topics we discuss on InterCHANGE Friday night on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10 at 6:30 with a repeat broadcast at 11:00 Sunday morning:

1 - GOP Convention and the Presidential Campaign.

Was it a great speech by Sarah Palin, or just a scripted performance?  Is she a pit bull or a hockey mom?  Was she effective at bashing Obama?  Does the fact that she has a pregnant 17-year-old daughter hurt her or help her?  Will she steal any of the female vote from Obama?  Does being a fairly inexperienced, small town Washington outsider help her or hurt her?  Does she bring the conservative Christians to the polls?  Will this selection prove to be brilliant or disastrous?  The floor at the Democratic convention was filled with African-Americans, but there’s hardly a black face visible when they take a shot of the floor at the Republican convention.  Why is that?

2 – Milwaukee Potholes.

The Journal Sentinel runs a front page headline story “investigation” about how it took a few days longer to patch pot holes in poor minority neighborhoods than it did in more well to do white neighborhoods?  Who cares?  Big deal or no big deal?  An indication that City Hall ignores poor black neighborhoods?  An example of the type of “investigation” that might be one reason the paper continues to lose readers?

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Highlights from John McCain's GOP Convention speech

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Another reason Democrats have to worry

Lots, I mean lots of people were interested in Sarah Palin's Convention speech.

From Fox News:

"Gov. Sarah Palin’s speech Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention drew 37 million viewers, which is more than those who watched Democratic vice president Joe Biden or potential first lady Michelle Obama or even Hillary Clinton during the Democratic National Convention in Denver. According to Nielsen ratings, Palin’s number was just 1.1 million viewers shy of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s record-breaking speech at the Democratic meeting Aug. 28, according to the most recent Nielsen Media Research ratings."


Son of Ronald Reagan sees his father reborn

Michael Reagan writes this about Sarah Palin's amazing performance wednesday night at the GOP Convention:

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What John McCain will say tonight

In his speech tonight at the GOP Convention, John McCain will promise to, “reach out my hand to anyone to help me get this country moving again."

“Again and again, I’ve worked with members of both parties to fix problems that need to be fixed and call for ending “the constant partisan rancor that stops us from solving these problems. I have that record and the scars to prove it. Senator Obama does not.

And let me offer an advance warning to the old big-spending, do-nothing, me-first, country-second Washington crowd: Change is coming.”

Source: MSNBC

He has a mighty tough act to follow in his running mate, and Rudy Giuliani was terrific, too. I think McCain will do just fine.


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