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.
"Christmas is sights, especially the sights of Christmas reflected in the eyes of a child."
It's Friday night. Time to unwind with our regular Friday night feature on This Just In.
The weekend has finally arrived.
The sun has set.
The evening sky has erupted.
Let's put controversy and provocative blogs aside for the rest of this work week and smooth our way into Saturday and Sunday.
Tonight, more sounds of the season about, for, and including children. No explanation why is necessary.
"There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child."
Let's lighten things up a bit. In the mid-70's during the disco craze, the Salsoul Orchestra was very popular. They released a Christmas album that featured the voices of young children on one particular happy track.
"Nothing's as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas."
So you give the child a toy.
Here are Tom Paxton, Peter Yarrow, and Noel Paul Stookey.
"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall."
Last week during this segment we highlighted Christmas music from
Very, very nice.
"Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve. Yuletide excitement is a potent caffeine, no matter your age."
For my money the very best Christmas album is the first of two done by the Carpenters. The lush arrangements of Richard backing the angelic voice of Karen done in a beautifully traditional manner make for a Christmas masterpiece.
Finding it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve? Imagine being a child.
"Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given -- when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes."
Joan Winmill Brown
That’s it for this week.
Have a great weekend.
We close with Andre Rieu and the Little Angels of Nagasaki.