Video: Behind the scene of the Blagojevich verdict

August 18, 2010

Yesterday, weeks of tedium and speculation came to an end when the jury in the Blagojevich trial returned their verdict. To give you a behind the scenes look at the media circus that ensued, I tagged along with WBEZ reporter Tony Arnold to the lobby of the Dirksen Federal Courthouse. This is part of our occasional video series, The City Room. I tried to capture all the important moments with an eye toward documenting the scene and what it felt like to be there, not just what was said by the news-makers. Check out the video I put together- I think it's one part 24 episode, one part cell phone ad and one part claustrophobic panic attack.