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. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In...
HEROES OF THE WEEK
Victor Perez ........MORE.
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Mary Ann Comparin
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“If I hear one more Republican tell me about balancing the budget, I am going to strangle them.”
VP Joe Biden
“Of the 39 black Democrats in the House, all but two represent districts where blacks are a majority or plurality. One other black Democratic contender is running in a white majority district. So in this election, Republicans are running more blacks in white majority districts than the Democrats are. Shouldn't that be taken into consideration when accusations of racism are being hurled about?”
“In just four days, more black children die at the hands of the abortion clinic then the KKK killed in its entire history.”
Jerome Hudson, a 24-year-old student of history, majoring in broadcast journalism, in
“You’re the dullest audience I’ve ever spoken to.”
Vice President Joe Biden speaking to a subdued Madison audience at a fundraiser for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
“He can't afford for
Tom Barrett accusing GOP opponent Scott Walker of misleading voters by confusing embryonic stem cell research with work on adult stem cells.
“We've known Tom a long time, which is why I'm even more disappointed that he continues to lie to you about my husband. Tom Barrett is using the Jim Doyle playbook by exploiting the plight of those afflicted with diabetes and other diseases in TV ads, falsely telling you that Scott is ‘against hope’ and that he would ‘ban stem cell research.’ Well, I am also a type 1 diabetic, and I CAN PROMISE YOU, my husband is full of hope! “
Scott Walker's wife, Tonette, telling supporters in an e-mail that Walker won't ban stem cell research and supports “adult stem cell research -- research which science has shown to have the most promise to cure my disease and which does not destroy innocent human life. ''
“If I could wave a magic wand, I would take the entire Obama agenda and reverse it.”
GOP Senate candidate Ron Johnson
“I have lost the confidence of the people I represent due primarily to personal issues which have now affected my professional career.”
OUTRAGE OF THE
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Hollywood bullies come out against bullying.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Wisconsin's looming unemployment reserve crisis.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Woman mistakes superglue for eye drops.
Man arrested in Wausau after goose chase.
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.