A FASCINATING LOOK AT ONE OF THE MOST COLORFUL, BELOVED, CONTROVERSIAL AND INFLUENTIAL FIGURES IN MODERN POLITICS. Citizen Schaefer paints a film portrait of William Donald Schaefer-once one of America's most admired yet controversial 20th century politicians. Using archival television news reports, plus interviews with local newspaper reporters, former aides and political allies and rivals, Citizen Schaefer resurrects Schaefer's celebrated political exhibitionism-alternately grumpy and jovial, and fused with a fierce political independence - that propelled his ascension to the pinnacle of Maryland politics.