WTVO-17 to Air Controversial Documentary on Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

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If you’re a political junkie, you may want to program your DVR.  That’s because a controversial documentary on the man who is arguably the most powerful person in Illinois state politics will be aired on WTVO-17 on Sunday.

‘Madigan .. Power, Privilege, Politics’ profiles longtime Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago), and will air Sunday morning at 5am.  A trailer for the documentary can be seen here.

The hour-long documentary was produced by IIlinois Policy Action, an offshoot of a conservative-leaning think tank which has been critical of Madigan in the past.  Early reviews say the documentary is highly critical of Madigan, but include interviews with both Democrats and Republicans as well as members of the media, and does provide insight into the often shady world of Illinois politics, Madigan’s out-sized power within in it, and how money can corrupt it.

The political website ‘Reboot Illinois’ called it “a significant historical artifact for generations to come.”

The time on WTVO-17 was purchased, and does not represent the views of the station or its parent company Mission Broadcasting.

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