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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.

Apparently the Journal Sentinel editors forgot about Festa this weekend


One of my most popular blogs each and every week is Sunday morning’s Photos of the Week.  When our area was devastated by massive flooding during June 2008, my blogs of flooding photos got tons of attention. Not only were hits off the charts, I received inquisitive e-mails from all over Wisconsin and many other sections of the country.

I decided to do a weekly photo week in review montage and one of my sources of pictures is, of course, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that has a great staff of photojournalists.

For today’s collection, I wanted to include a snapshot or more from what many believe is Milwaukee’s biggest and best ethnic festival, Festa Italiana that wraps up today at the lakefront. Surely the Journal Sentinel’s web site that has a separate Photo/Video section would have a gallery of Festa pictures for me to choose from. However, after checking the web site thoroughly, I was quite disappointed to find no such photos.

This makes no sense. How could the paper snub Festa?  After all, last month an entire gallery was devoted to Pride Fest followed by a gallery that combined Polish Fest and Juneteenth Day.  

So why no attention to Festa Italiana this week? Will next week’s German Fest be shutout by Journal Sentinel management? What about Irish Fest and Fiesta Mexicana and African World Festival and Indian Summer?

NOTE: The paper did run a preview article promoting this year's Festa.

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