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 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
Another teacher, Melissa Dean
State of Virginia employees
Professor John McCarthy
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“There are a lot of points I want to make tonight, but the most important one is that 20 years ago I became the luckiest man on Earth because Michelle Obama agreed to marry me. And so I just want to wish, Sweetie, you, happy anniversary and let you know that a year from now we will not be celebrating it in front of 40 million people."
President Obama at the first presidential debate.
"I'm going to stop the subsidy to PBS. I'm going to stop other things. I like PBS, I love Big Bird. Actually, [I] like you (moderator Jim Lehrer), too. But I'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from
Mitt Romney during the debate.
"I'm sorry, he sucked. He looked tired. He had trouble getting his answers out. Looks like he took my million and spent it all on weed!"
Bill Maher, a major donor to Barack Obama's super PAC, blasted the president's debate performance on his HBO show. Maher has given a million dollars to support President Obama's super PAC.
“Romney did his debate prep in
Al Gore, attributing President Obama’s poor debate performance to Denver’s altitude.
"How they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried in the last four years.”
VP Joe Biden, addressing supporters in North Carolina, in reference to the period he and Obama have been leading the nation.
“Should Christians vote for a Jewish Democratic candidate for president? Should they be made to feel guilty if they even gave it a second thought? How would the media react if Catholics for Republicans called prospective voters asking, ‘How can you support a Jew who does not believe in Jesus Christ?’ The question needs to be raised in light of what Catholics for Obama is now doing: In a scripted phone message, Catholics are being asked, ‘How can you support a Mormon who does not believe in Jesus Christ?’ The question is obscene. The beneficiary, President Obama, should demand an end to this Mormon-baiting strategy immediately.”
Bill Donohue of the Catholic League
“Red line, white line, black line and the like is for children. This is the level of this guy’s character. It was a primitive drawing to insult the audience… It was very ugly behavior.”
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the drawing of a bomb that Benjamin Netanyahu displayed at the U.N.
“You’d be amazed what gets flushed down the toilet of a ship. Anything that can fall out of a pocket or off a person, like sunglasses.”
Tom Obermann, EVAC engineer, on the clogs in the sewage system aboard the USS George H. W. Bush.
“We do observe a no-clown policy because they can be scary for some kids.”
The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles administrator, on a billboard visible from the facility that has been disturbing patients.
“We can’t easily identify the syrup, it’s not like buying a car or buying a house.”
The spokesperson for a Canadian supplier that unwittingly purchased a hundred and nineteen thousand litres of stolen maple syrup.
“If he makes a nice move, you kind of catch yourself. Like, ‘OK, I’m going to steal the ball from him.’ Then all the sudden, I start peaking around looking for the CIA. I say, ‘You know, I should just let him go.’”
Kobe Bryant, on playing basketball with the President.
"He called me at my house last week because he had heard I was having a rough week with all the calls and everything. Wanted (me) to know that he thought what I did -- controversial and maybe he didn't agree with it -- (but he thought) I handled it with class."
Replacement referee Wayne Elliott, during an interview with replacement refs aired Wednesday night on Showtime's Inside the NFL, talked about his experience after making the controversial call at the end of the infamous Seahawks-Packers Monday Night Football match-up. Elliott, who admits now that he should have called an interception, claims that for 72 hours his home phone didn't stop ringing, as people from
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
The TSA has been stealing your stuff.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Military ballots in Wisconsin.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
La Crosse anchorwoman complains about an e-mail from a viewer that criticized her for being overweight.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Strip clubs can be dangerous.
I triple dog dare you.
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