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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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    • 4.6, 481 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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4.6 out of 5
481 Ratings
481 Ratings
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Trump bashing

This appears to be more about Trump bashing than a story about Blagojevich. Couldn’t get past the first episode.

JimDion ,

Simply amazing

This should be required listening for every voter in Illinois as well as every politician. I learned so much of what was not reported on at the time and the ‘inside’ scoops on the prosecution.
Loved every episode! Well done!

java1994 ,

Informative

Very informative and keeps the listener engaged.

Do a podcast on ex-Cicero town president Betty Loren Maltese!

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