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Gov. Blagojevich Skips His Impeachment Trial

The Illinois Senate began the impeachment trial of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Monday morning, but Blagojevich had other plans. He was making the rounds of television talk shows, taking his message to the court of public opinion.

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David Schaper is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk, based in Chicago, primarily covering transportation and infrastructure, as well as breaking news in Chicago and the Midwest.
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Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).
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