Rod Blagojevich


Rod Blagojevich: Democratic Party I grew up in abhorred lawlessness, riots

In the latest "Tucker Carlson Today" on Fox Nation, former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich joined host Tucker Carlson to discuss his life, his governorship, imprisonment and ensuing clemency from Donald Trump. Blagojevich, 65, told Carlson he grew up on Chicago's northwest side, which was heavily populated at the time...

Rod Blagojevich Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Rod Blagojevich, former governor of Illinois who served eight years in federal prison. Birth name: Rod Blagojevich (has no middle name, uses the initial R to honor his father) Father: Rade Blagojevich, steelworker. Mother: Millie (Govedarica) Blagojevich. Marriage: Patricia (Mell) Blagojevich (1990-present)
Chicago magazine

Why Can’t We Quit Rod Blagojevich?

I understand why Rod Blagojevich can’t quit the spotlight. As he says in Being Blago, Hulu’s new four-part miniseries on his life as a returning citizen, “I need a second act.” Blagojevich, a history buff, recites famous presidential quotes (“Ask not what your country can do for you,” etc.). Then he recites the two words for which he is best known: “f—in’ golden.” As he said the day after the 2008 presidential election about his power to appoint a successor to Sen. Barack Obama, “I’ve got this thing, and it’s f—in’ golden, and I’m just not giving it up for f—in’ nothing.”

Hulu investigates Rod Blagojevich controversy in four-part docuseries

Disney-owned US streaming service Hulu has commissioned a docuseries about Rod Blagojevich, the former Illinois governor who was convicted of conspiring to sell a Senate seat. Produced by ABC Owned Television Stations, Being Blago will follow Blagojevich’s life post-prison as he searches for redemption and determines a return to politics.
ABC7 Chicago

Rod Blagojevich documentary 'Being Blago' catches up with ex-Illinois governor, wife

CHICAGO (WLS) -- In the early 2000s, Rod Blagojevich's rise to the top tier of American politics looked inevitable. The quintessential retail politician went from a name you couldn't pronounce to a head of hair you would recognize anywhere. People actually liked him, in large part because of his ability...