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Illinois / Blagojevich Arrest / Senate Seat #926735

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 09, 2008
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The arrest of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on charges he tried to sell President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat featured; courtroom sketches by Verna Sadock† shown; details given of other Blagojevich schemes involving the “Chicago Tribune” and Children’s Memorial Hospital. [US attorney Patrick FITZGERALD†- says Blagojevich has taken us to a truly new low; comments on the scheme to get money from contractors; quotes what Blagojevich said about the Senate seat.] [OBAMA - says he had no contact with the governor.] [Yesterday, BLAGOJEVICH – says there is nothing but sunshine over him.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Studio: Jeff Greenfield) The long history of political corruption in Illinois reviewed; photos shown of 3 previous governors who were sentenced to prison. [WBBM-TV reporter John DRUMMOND†- says 5 governors have been indicted.] [FBI special agent in charge Robert GRANT†- says if it isn’t the most corrupt state it’s one hell of a competitor.]

Reporter(s):
Couric, Katie;
Reynolds, Dean;
Greenfield, Jeff
Duration:
00:05:50

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