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 couple of media reports I’ve seen have described Aaron Rodgers’ performance in a meaningless exhibition game last night as, “solid.”
When Vince Lombardi stepped down as the Packers coach, he was succeeded by his longtime defensive coach, Phil Bengston.
Bengston coached Green Bay for the next three years. His coaching record before being fired:
You get my point.
Today, Michael Reagan, the son of President Ronald Reagan, is a national radio talk show host. That wasn’t the case in the summer of 1992.
That's when the Dream Team, the American men’s basketball squad was running rough shod in the Summer Olympics, pummeling everything and everyone in its path. With players like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Charles Barkley, the U.S. was unstoppable.
During the ’92 games, Michael Reagan was performing an on-air audition at WTMJ Radio for a midday talk show host position. Yours truly was the WTMJ News Director, and I occasionally anchored newscasts, including while Reagan was hosting.
I was astounded one day to hear Reagan emphatically hoping that the U.S. team would actually lose a game. Reagan’s theory was that it would bring the mighty egos down to earth and prevent a possible shocking upset later. I found Reagan’s stance to be ridiculous, and during the obligatory chat between the talk show host and news anchor, I politely told him so.
Was Reagan positioning himself for a full-time gig by raising such an outlandish topic? Maybe. It didn’t work. I learned later his demands were so sky-high, the station said no, and shortly thereafter WTMJ hired Jay Marvin to fill its midday slot. (OUCH!).
The 1992 Dream Team wound up winning the Gold, going undefeated. Their average margin of victory was a whopping 43.8 points. Incredibly, the U.S. was so dominant that head coach Chuck Daly never called a single timeout.
I do not subscribe to the Michael Reagan theory of 1992 (It might be different 16 years later). I want the U.S. team to win every Olympic contest. Given our stumbles in international competition in the past, I relish the 20 and 30-point victories. Forget the nail-biting, water cooler kickers, I want blowouts. Perish the thought of a close game in the final seconds coming down to an international referee’s call. Remember 1972?
August 9-17 is ELVIS WEEK 2008. I am proud to be an Elvis fan.
"What happened Aug.16, 1977, would become one of the most highly publicized cliffhangers since the deaths of the Romanovs in Russia, the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa or conspiracy theories about a Marilyn Monroe murder."
The man who conducted the autopsies of Martin Luther KIng Jr. and Elvis Presley stands by his conclusions of over 30 years ago about the death of the King of Rock and Roll even though other medical officials disagree. It appears Elvis can never rest in peace.
Details from the Memphis Commerical Appeal.