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.
1) Egyptian police fire water cannons to disperse a protest by secular anti-government activists in Cairo, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, the security forces' first implementation of a controversial new law forbidding protests held without a permit from authorities. (AP Photo/Mohammed Asad)
2) John McGarrigle junior, son of 60-year-old John McGarrigle senior, shows a camera phone picture of himself and his father, as he fears for his father's well-being, who is missing after the Glasgow helicopter Clutha pub crash in Stockwell Street on the banks of the River Clyde November 30, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. Police Scotland have confirmed the crash at The Clutha bar which happened at 22:25 on Friday night, in which they have confirmed one death as a result so far. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
3) In this Nov. 4, 2013 photo, a South Korean leprosy patient drinks water at Sorokdo National Hospital on Sorok Island, South Korea. The island, once known as a place where hospital workers beat the leprosy patients exiled here and forced them into harsh labor, sterilizations and abortions, has become a peaceful refuge for many after years of discrimination and hardship and the only place they feel at home. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
4) A man stands amid the smoke from tear gas fired by Egyptian riot police in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, to disperse hundreds of Islamist demonstrators defying a new protest law that has drawn widespread criticism from the international community and democracy advocates.(AP Photo/Sabry Khaled, El Shorouk Newspaper)
5) Jeff Peters crosses a frozen cornfield at sunrise on the way join his son in their deer stand on the opening day of the 2013 deer hunting season Nov. 23, 2013 near Shiocton, Wis. (AP Photo/Post-Crescent Media, Wm.Glasheen)
6) A U.S. soldier wears a hat in the shape of a turkey as he has his Thanksgiving dinner at his base in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. It's the 12th Thanksgiving in Afghanistan for U.S. troops. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
7) A U.S. soldier waits to get a piece of the Thanksgiving cake served during a lunch at his base at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. It's the 12th Thanksgiving in Afghanistan for U.S. troops. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
8) A shopper takes a selfie as crowds pour into the Macy's Herald Square flagship store, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in New York. Instead of waiting for Black Friday, which is typically the year's biggest shopping day, more than a dozen major retailers are opening on Thanksgiving this year. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
9) Best Buy bargain hunters swarm manager Ramon Estevez, right, as he hands out scarves and hats that will identify those eligible for specially priced door-buster sale items late in the evening on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Dunwoody, Ga. Instead of waiting for Black Friday, which is typically the year's biggest shopping day, more than a dozen major retailers opened on Thanksgiving this year. (AP Photo/David Tulis)
10) Balloon handlers wait before the 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in New York. After fears the balloons could be grounded if sustained winds exceeded 23 mph, Snoopy, Spider-Man and the rest of the iconic balloons received the all-clear from the New York Police Department to fly between Manhattan skyscrapers on Thursday. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
11) Santa Claus waves as he rides on his float down Central Park West during the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Photo: Gary Hershorn / Reuters
12) Snoopy flies by as spectators look on during the parade. After fears the balloons could be grounded if sustained winds exceeded 23 mph, Snoopy, Spider-Man and the rest of the iconic balloons received the all-clear from the New York Police Department to fly between Manhattan skyscrapers on Thursday. Photo: Julio Cortez / AP
13) The Spider-Man balloon floats down Central Park West. Photo: Gary Hershorn / Reuters
14) William Witters, of Valparaiso, Ind., waits for a ride in a wheelchair after passing through security at Chicago Midway International Airport on Tuesday, Nov., 26, 2013. Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to book earlier flights Tuesday to avoid a sprawling storm bearing down on the East Coast with a messy mix of snow, rain and wind that threatened to snarl one of the busiest travel days of the year(AP Photo/Vyto Starinskas)
15) A section of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree's trunk is trimmed before it is put into the ground on the west side of the Capitol building November 25, 2013 in Washington, DC. The second tallest tree ever used at the Capitol, the 88-foot Engelmann spruce is from the Colville National Forest in Washington state. The tree will be decorated with approximately 5,000 ornaments, handcrafted by Washingtonians to reflect this year's theme, "Sharing Washington's Good Nature," and be lit from dusk until 11p.m. starting December 3. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
16) At two feet tall and about 38 pounds, two full-grown broad breasted white domesticated turkeys are paraded before members of the news media in the Crystal Ballroom of the Willard InterContinental November 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The birds were raised by the National Turkey Federation Chairman John Burkel of Badger, Minnesota, and one of the turkeys was pardoned Wednesday by U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
17) A traditional Bavarian brass band from the town Bad Kohlgrub dressed in typical Bavarian Lederhosen and Dirndl plays during the opening ceremony of the annual Christmas market at Marienplatz and the Town Hall on its opening day on November 25, 0213 in Munich, Germany. Christmas markets, which traditionally sell mulled wine, stollen cake, Christmas tree ornaments and other crafts and are an essential part of German Christmas tradition, open across the country this week. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
18) Kathy Kuzma says goodbye to Dolly the llama as Lisa Davenport arrives to take her to her farm in Holly Township on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. The llama, who has been spotted wandering for nearly six months in Michigan, was found Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 in Oakland County's Holly Township, about 40 miles northwest of Detroit. Lisa Davenport plans to take the llama back to her own farm, where she has three llamas of her own along with other animals. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Zack Wittman)
19) Jellyfish swim in an aquarium at the Scientific Center of Kuwait on Nov. 24 in Kuwait City. Photo:
Yasser Al-zayyat / AFP - Getty Images
20) A pair of harbor seals wear satellite linked transmitters on their heads after being released into the waters of the Howe Sound in Porteau Cove, British Columbia, on Nov. 20. The seals had received months of care at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Center after being rescued from the wild. Wearing the transmitters will help track their movements after their release. Photo: Andy Clark, Reuters
21) A koala bear climbs a tree in its enclosure at the zoo in Dresden, eastern Germany, on Nov. 22.
Photo: Sebastian Kahnert / AFP - Getty Images
22) Penn State safety Ryan Keiser intercepts a pass intended for wide receiver Robert Wheelwright in the end zone in the waning moments of the fourth quarter. Penn State pounced on a slew of blunders before holding off a late rally to upset No. 14 Wisconsin 31-24 on Saturday. Journal Sentinel photo: Mark Hoffman
23) Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn for a safety during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
24) Cheerleaders perform during the first half of an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
25) A bit of a difference in this next photo. Oakland Raiders cheerleaders walk onto the field during a Salute to Service day at O.co Coliseum before an NFL football game between the Oakland Raiders and the Tennessee Titans in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
26) Lady Gaga wearing sunglasses smiles as she is greeted by fans upon her arrival at Narita International Airport in Narita, east of Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Gaga is in Japan to promote her new album ARTPOP. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
The ending of Saturday's Alabama-Auburn game. You have to see it to believe it.
A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In...
HEROES OF THE WEEK
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
The city of Huntington Beach
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"They go after quarterbacks. Their entire defense takes cheap shots all the time. That's what they do. That's who they are. They're a bunch of dirt bags or scumbags. I mean, that's just how they play. That's how they're coached. That starts with their frickin' coach. That starts with their head coach, Schwartz. He's a d***, too. I wouldn't want to play for him. It starts with him and their D-coordinator and their D-line coach. They're all just scum bags and so are the D-line."
Green Bay packer offensive lineman Josh Sitton referring to the Detroit Lions before their game on Thanksgiving. The Lions beat the Packers, 40-10.
"Obviously I’ve been through a lot and as I expressed in my statement that I felt was pretty lengthy and specific, I got into a lot of details at that point. I’m not really going to go into any further details. I’m deeply remorseful about what happened. I wish I had the ability to go back and change things and do things a lot differently, but unfortunately I can’t do that. All I can do is move on and try to do everything in my power to earn back peoples’ trust and respect and support. I don’t anticipate being able to earn back everybody’s support, but I certainly intend to do everything in my power to do that and I won’t stop trying.
“I made a mistake – a huge mistake that has obviously been extremely difficult to deal with and will continue to be difficult to deal with. All I can say is in making mistakes, as I’ve stated previously, we all deal with adversity. We all deal with challenges in life. Any challenge you face, you have an opportunity to view as either an obstacle or as an opportunity to grow from, to learn from and to help other people avoid making that same mistake, and that’s what I intend to do.
"As I’ve stated, the goal for me is just being able to move forward. I’m not going to get into too many specifics about what happened other than saying I’m extremely remorseful. I wish that I could go back and change things but I don’t have that opportunity to do that, so I’m just going to do everything in my power to move forward."
Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun at a news conference outside Miller Park
"There is no doubt that the press failed to scrutinize this program at the time of passage and during the context of the President's re-election. I think any reporter who would argue otherwise would be putting their head in the sand…It's part of the flaws of the way the media works. If the candidates aren't talking about it, it gets less coverage. But there's no doubt a disservice was done to the country and even to liberals who want this program to succeed because it didn't get scrutiny on passage and then again when the President was running for re-election."
Mark Halperin of TIME magazine, author of a new book, “Doubling Down: Game Change 2012.”
“…next time, if they want to say such a thing and then get the attention that they were seeking after they’ve said it, and then they want to call and apologize to me in private, I’d like them to go through say Todd first or one of my children first. Leave the message with them. Hear what they have to say about it, and then they can come to me.”
Sarah Palin after MSNBC’s Martin Bashir apologized for vile comments he made about the former Alaska governor.
“Tough talk and bluster may be the easy thing to do politically, but it’s not the right thing for our security.”
President Barack Obama, defending the agreement with Iran that freezes much of its nuclear program
“It’s kind of like Jimmy Carter all over again.”
Retired CIA employee Clair Cortland Barnes, one of 66 U.S. hostages held by Iran in 1979, disappointed in the fruits of nuclear negotiations with Iranian leaders
“I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security.”
Pope Francis, in a major statement tying together the goals of his papacy
This is going to be a Christmas of ugly sweaters.”
Wedbush retail analyst Gabriella Santaniello, on the hot trend among 20- to 30-year-olds
“There’s a natural connection between me and DreamWorks. I don’t know if you know this — but my ears were one of the inspirations for Shrek.”
President Barack Obama, cracking a joke during a tour of the animation studio in Glendale, Calif.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Obama administration knew millions would lose existing health coverage.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Duke rape accuser convicted of murder.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
What goes on in these bedrooms saves marriages
Macy's puts drag queens on parade
It's called ironic.
Butt it's true.
Sometimes for our purposes, strange means really, really stupid.