This Just In ...

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.

If you're looking for Photos of the Week...

You won’t find it today.

Or next Sunday.

Or the Sunday after.

Back in June of 2008, based on my daily perusals of Wisconsin newspapers, I decided to run a series of blogs showing a pictorial account of the massive Midwest floods.

The response was beyond overwhelming. It was off the charts.

As a result, I started doing a weekly Photos of the Week blog. Like Week-ends that I do on Saturday, this was a week-in-review post, in pictures.

There was a distinct method to my madness with certain photos intentionally juxtaposed along one another.

We’d start with the heavy, big news items that segued into lighter stories, then animal shots (a popular portion I was told with kids) and sports and then the unusual, funny, strange stuff to close it out.

For almost three years, Photos of the Week was extremely popular, drawing folks not only to This Just in, but to FranklinNOW.

It wasn’t uncommon that at least 20 different versions of Photos of the Week made my top 50 blogs each week.

I got positive e-mails from all over the country, from people that took the pictures to people captured in the pictures.

For almost three years, Photos of the Week drew in thousands and thousands and thousands of readers without a peep from anyone.

The management of this web site informed me this week that I can link to images, but I can no longer include the entire image. In a blog about photos, this defeats the entire purpose. Management’s edict essentially kills this incredibly popular blog. Even after much thought questioning the wisdom of this call, I understand that I am but a guest on this web site and must adhere to management rules and guidelines.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my weekly posting, displaying the outstanding work of our local, national, and international photojournalists. You fans of Photos of the Week, it is my wish you continue to visit my blog in the hopes of finding something you enjoy.

Many thanks to the incredible number of folks that checked in for this special feature. And thank you to the many photographers and their excellence I’ve been allowed, until now, to share with a public that deserves to see your fine work.

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