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.
It was circa 1984. Somewhere north of
“Since I was a young man, I wanted to run for the presidency in the worst possible way -- and I did," McGovern would say a year later.
Staunchly anti-Vietnam War, McGovern’s slogan in 1972 was “
McGovern’s speech wasn’t all that riveting or inspiring. That was not his style.
When he finished, I made my way towards him to see if I could ask him some questions. Just ahead me was this woman who got to McGovern first.
Diane Carlson Evans made the trip to the conference from
Turns out Evans was there, too, along with many other women nurses. In his quiet, soft-spoken manner, McGovern acknowledged his totally unintended slight.
After I interviewed McGovern, I found Evans and got to speak on tape about another story I never realized I’d get at the conference. Evans was working tirelessly to create a memorial for women who represented their country in
The Vietnam Women's Memorial was dedicated on November 11, 1993.
Evans wrote comprehensively about the effort behind the memorial.
McGovern died this weekend. I rarely, if ever agreed with his far left ideologies. However he was a bona fide hero. In WWII, McGovern fkew 35 combat missions as a B-24 bomber pilot in
McGovern served the