WBEZ | Blagojevick retrial http://www.wbez.org/tags/blagojevick-retrial Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Examining the impact of high-profile witnesses in the Blagojevich retrial http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-26/examining-impact-high-profile-witnesses-blagojevich-retrial-87063 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-26/Blago Getty Frank Polich.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>A spokesman for Rod Blagojevich says the ex-governor plans to testify in his corruption re-trial. His appearance on the stand could come as early as Thursday morning. Meanwhile, his defense has been keeping the seat prepared for him.<br> <br> On Wednesday they called Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to the stand. Their appearance was much anticipated but their testimony was brief. So, do high-profile witnesses help or hurt his case?<br> <br> To find out, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> spoke to Attorney <a href="http://www.zmf.com/team_tuerkheimer.html" target="_blank">Alan Tuerkheimer</a>, an expert jury consultant with Zagnoli McEvoy Foley.</p><p><em>Music Button: Gutbucket, "Part One: Dyslexic Messiah", from the CD Flock, (Cuneiform)</em></p></p> Thu, 26 May 2011 13:47:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-26/examining-impact-high-profile-witnesses-blagojevich-retrial-87063