Part 5: Treat Me Nice

In this March 14, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich reaches over a railing to autograph a "Free Blago" sign and shake supporters' hands at his home in Chicago.This was all after his scheduled address to reporters. The 55-year-old Democrat was due to report to a prison in Colorado to begin serving a 14-year sentence, making him the second Illinois governor in a row to go to prison for corruption.
In this March 14, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich reaches over a railing to autograph a "Free Blago" sign and shake supporters' hands at his home in Chicago.This was all after his scheduled address to reporters. The 55-year-old Democrat was due to report to a prison in Colorado to begin serving a 14-year sentence, making him the second Illinois governor in a row to go to prison for corruption. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP FILE
In this March 14, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich reaches over a railing to autograph a "Free Blago" sign and shake supporters' hands at his home in Chicago.This was all after his scheduled address to reporters. The 55-year-old Democrat was due to report to a prison in Colorado to begin serving a 14-year sentence, making him the second Illinois governor in a row to go to prison for corruption.
In this March 14, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich reaches over a railing to autograph a "Free Blago" sign and shake supporters' hands at his home in Chicago.This was all after his scheduled address to reporters. The 55-year-old Democrat was due to report to a prison in Colorado to begin serving a 14-year sentence, making him the second Illinois governor in a row to go to prison for corruption. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP FILE

Part 5: Treat Me Nice

With almost everyone believing that he was guilty, Blagojevich fought back on national TV. 

Public Official A, a new podcast from WBEZ, examines the rise and fall of ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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