Blagojevich starts TV media tour

The day his impeachment began, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich initiated a TV tour after news that he hired The Publicity Agency, an Odessa,...

The day his impeachment began, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich initiated a TV tour after news that he hired The Publicity Agency, an Odessa, FL-based PR firm run by former TV anchor Glenn Selig, broke over the weekend.

News media noted scheduled appearances on ABC's "Good Morning America" and CNN's "Larry King Live."

On January 24, Selig told The Associated Press that "the governor has decided that he wants to speak and tell his side of the story, and he enlisted us to help."

Blagojevich maintains he is innocent despite the opening of an impeachment trial against him today. Allegations against him include the inappropriate use of his office, including attempting to auction off President Barack Obama's former Senate seat. He has compared himself to Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., and Mohandas Gandhi.

The Publicity Agency is the same firm hired by Drew Petersen, the former police sergeant who is a suspect in the disappearance of his wife Stacy Peterson.

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