Posts tagged "Rod Blagojevich"

Better than Monday night football: Berkowitz w/pundit Robling on Emanuel's failed performance and the four failing campaigns of the Republican Primary Gov candidates, Cable and Web

Tonight’s City of Chicago and North Shore editions of “Public Affairs,”  with show host Jeff Berkowitz features Chris Robling, former Executive Director of the Cook County GOP and media mogul, moderator and political pundit at WBEZ, Chicago Public Radio and many other media outlets.  Chris also interviewed a few years ago President George W. Bush... Read more »

Watch Proft and Berkowitz on "What women really want and will Proft run for Governor again," cable and the web

To get answers to the vital questions of the day, below, please go here to watch radio personality and 2010 Republican Primary candidate for Governor Dan Proft interviewed on Public Affairs by show host Jeff Berkowitz on Feb. 23, 2013. What do women really want?   What do men really want?     Will the... Read more »

Breaking Bad for 77 year old, downstate power broker Bill Cellini: Should he have received any jail time?

Gary Shapiro: …You know what our evidence was at trial and you know what our positions were  at sentencing, which is—for decades, Bill Cellini was:  a powerhouse downstate,  a fundraiser for, as it turned out, both parties; [A man] who had relationships with some of the most corrupt politicians Illinois has known. So, no, I... Read more »
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Former Governor Rod Blagojevich likely to get 12 to 15 years from Judge Zagel tomorrow.

After about two hours of today’s sentencing hearing, it is clear that Judge Zagel will likely impose a sentence tomorrow on former Gov. Rod Blagojevich of 12 to 15 years in federal prison. Zagel was picking on Blago’s sentencing specialty lawyer Carolyn Pelling Gurland for telling the judge in her submission that “Blago came from... Read more »

Dean Polales, Ex Fed prosecutor, assesses Blagojevich trial on Cable and Web

This week’s suburban edition of Public Affairs features Dean Polales, a well spoken, knowledgeable, smart, popular, ready for prime time former federal prosecutor from the U. S. Attorney’s office in Chicago, IL.  Dean was the chief of the Special Prosecutions unit for seven years and Deputy Chief of that group of Assistant  U. S. Attorneys for another seven years... Read more »

Watch on cable and the web WBEZ's Wildeboer and Ex- Fed prosecutor Polales dissect, with Berkowitz, Rod Blagojevich's second trial.

Today’s City of Chicago edition  of Public Affairs features two consecutive episodes of the TV show, ”Public Affair with Jeff Berkowitz,” focusing on the federal Chicago retrial of former Illinois Governor, Congressman and State Rep. Rod Blagojevich.      The arrest, impeachment and conviction of Blagojevich, following on the heels of the arrest and conviction of  George Ryan.      ... Read more »
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Public Affairs-Blagojevich marathon on Cable and internet-- can Rod avoid more prison time?

Today’s Blago-Public Affairs marathon    Today’s Public Affairs-Rod Blagojevich marathon features four consecutive episodes of the TV show, ”Public Affair with Jeff Berkowitz,” focusing on the federal Chicago retrial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich,  54.  The case went to the jury (eleven women – including three minority jurors and one man) last Friday. The  jurors, after... Read more »

Watch Paul Meincke, ABC-7 News Reporter, discuss the Blagojevich retrial with show host Jeff Berkowitz

Jeff Berkowitz:  You know this stuff…your prediction? Is Rod Blagojevich going to be found guilty in his second trial of a significant number of counts? Paul Meincke [ABC-7 News]: Let me just say this as a qualifier. I said in the first trial I thought he would be found guilty and he was on one... Read more »

Blagojevich testified this morning about adversity when growing up

Former Governor Rod Blagojevich is in his element with a captive audience of 18 jurors, thirty or so media members and thirty or so common Joes.  The scene is Judge Zagel’s federal courtroom which is housing Blagojevich’s trial sequel to the 2010 version which produced a hung jury on 23 counts of wire fraud, racketeering,... Read more »
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Blago defense counsel "strongly considering" putting Blagojevich on the stand. Blago won't testify, says former Prosecutor Safer

Defense Counsel Sheldon Sorosky and Aaron Goldstein, chatting with the media outside the Dirksen Federal building in the Chicago Loop yesterday afternoon, stated they are “strongly considering,” putting former Democratic Governor Rod Blagojevich on the stand next week when the Defense puts on its case. Sorosky told Judge Zagel yesterday he anticipated the Blagojevich defense... Read more »