Blagojevich to Face Off Against Northwestern Panel

The disgraced ex-governor will take questions from a faculty panel and students tomorrow.

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich loves the spotlight. He loves it so much that he'll be on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice on NBC, which will start airing March 14. But before he hits the small screen, Blago is making a stop tomorrow at his alma mater, Northwestern University, for a discussion on ethics. Oh, the irony. 

Blagojevich will open with a 15-minute defense of his actions as governor before a faculty panel and students can ask him questions, the Daily Northwestern reports. Northwestern's College Democrats are hosting the event, which they are hoping will be a good discussion on ethics. 

"Our belief is that students at Northwestern are interested in debating this issue," Dan Rockoff, vice president of programming for Northwestern's College Democrats, tells the Daily Northwestern. "They will be interested to see this kind of dialogue." 

There will be about 1,000 free tickets available to the Northwestern community, the report says. Not to jump the gun, but this event should be standing room only. Blago on ethics? Who's manning the fireworks stand? 

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