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
Kyle J. White
Quilts of Honor
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
State Patrol policy
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“Like millions of people across the globe, my husband and I are outraged and heartbroken over the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls from their school dormitory in the middle of the night.
“This unconscionable act was committed by a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education – grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations of young girls.
“And I want you to know that Barack has directed our government to do everything possible to support the Nigerian government’s efforts to find these girls and bring them home.
“In these girls, Barack and I see our own daughters. We see their hopes, their dreams – and we can only imagine the anguish their parents are feeling right now.”
“Of course she doesn't have brain damage.”
Political consultant Karl Rove, saying critics misconstrued his questions about Hillary Clinton’s health
“The fact of these deaths is an outrage to the president. He’s made that clear. You heard what Gen. Shinseki had to say today. He’s mad as hell about this. Nobody’s more mad than the president.”
White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, on reports of deaths of veterans waiting for care at VA facilities
“It should not come as a surprise to the Department of Veterans Affairs that a hospital in Arizona would have a large number of veterans asking for services. Arizona is, I think it is fair to say, well known as a major center for retired civilians and military.
“The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, told CBS news that the scandal in Phoenix, ‘makes me angry.’
“Makes him angry? It should make him gone.”
Columnist Rich Galen. In 2003-2004, Rich did a tour of duty in Iraq where he went at the request of the White House. The assignment - which was to have lasted about eight weeks, stretched into six months. While there, he was responsible for bringing the message of the positive aspects of what the coalition was doing in Iraq back to Middle America.
“Among registered voters, 42% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents currently say they are more enthusiastic than usual about voting, while 50% are less enthusiastic, resulting in an eight-point enthusiasm deficit. But Democrats are even less enthusiastic, with a 23-point deficit (32% more enthusiastic vs. 55% less enthusiastic).”
“You can’t get more historic than this.”
Tourist Marc Tanner of Boca Raton, Fla., atop the reopened Washington Monument after nearly three years of post-earthquake repairs
“Am I entitled to one mistake? It’s a terrible mistake, and I’ll never do it again.”
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, apologizing for comments about blacks
“It’s sad. Again, we just got to pray for him.”
NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, saying Sterling needs help
"They can't make that movie today because everybody's so politically correct. You know, the NAACP would stop a great movie that would do such a great service to black people because of the N-word," says Brooks. "You've got to really examine these things and see what's right and what's wrong. Politically correct is absolutely wrong. Because it inhibits the freedom of thought. I'm so lucky that they weren't so strong then and that the people that let things happen on the screen weren't so powerful then. I was very lucky."
Mel Brooks on "Blazing Saddles" that is celebrating its 40th anniversary
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Democrats call Iraq War veteran a 'coward'
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
DPI’s highest compensated employees get richer
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
NYT editor fired
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Can the Cubs do anything right?
34-year old woman passes herself off as teenager
FRANKLIN RESIDENTS, DON'T SIGN THE PETITION