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Remember when the governor of Illinois supposedly tried to sell President Obama’s Senate seat? Or, how the same ex-governor got a “You’re fired” from Donald Trump on 'The Celebrity Apprentice'? New from WBEZ Chicago, 'Public Official A' uncovers the rise and fall of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. How he did whatever it took to reach the top. The trail of destruction left in his wake. And how the complexities, charisma, and tragic flaws of this public official resonate today.

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    • 4.1, 13 Ratings

Remember when the governor of Illinois supposedly tried to sell President Obama’s Senate seat? Or, how the same ex-governor got a “You’re fired” from Donald Trump on 'The Celebrity Apprentice'? New from WBEZ Chicago, 'Public Official A' uncovers the rise and fall of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. How he did whatever it took to reach the top. The trail of destruction left in his wake. And how the complexities, charisma, and tragic flaws of this public official resonate today.

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4.1 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

asars10 ,

Seems one sided

Don’t know anything about US politics (I’m an Australian) but this podcast seems very one sided. Seems that no difficult questions are ever put to his wife.

Reif99 ,

Another interesting podcast let down by Trump derangement sydrome

A interesting story let down by:

The story is too broad and does not delve enough his crimes and is a good entree at best of the Blagojevich saga

No serious questioning of Patrica Blagojevich

As usual with partisan media, Barrack Obama is treated as above it all as an angel, the story skirts him with nothing mentioned about him, not ever meeting with Blagojevich or discussions between. However he is linked to Trump because he appeared on the celebrity apprentice in 2011. The narrator tries so hard to make out how much Trump and Blagojevich have in common, how unsuited they both are for office, the difference is that Trump is still in office and has not been impeached or convicted of anything (yet).

LKComms ,

A chaotic mess

Proof the transition from print journalism to podcast is not always successful. Episodes one and two lack clear structure, frustrating this listener.

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