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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, 544 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
544 Ratings

544 Ratings

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Interesting and well done

What happened to public service? He didn’t like being governor because it wasn’t easy or fun? Only about what was in it for him and his family. Wow - crazy story.

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Compelling!

I knew nothing about the subject of this story before listening. It's very interesting.

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Corruption Exists on Both Sides of the Isle

Although there are comparisons made to events happening today, this podcast presents a very real look inside the slippery slope of politics. I remember the headlines around the Senate seat, but never understood how the everyday dealings happened until now.

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