August 27, 2009 (NEW YORK) --
Rod Blagojevich, the indicted former governor of Illinois, makes his second guest appearance on ABC's "The View," live on September 9, where he'll be joined by his wife, Patti Blagojevich, for an exclusive joint interview. Mr. Blagojevich will be promoting his highly anticipated forthcoming book, "The Governor." Mr. Blagojevich's last appearance on "The View" (Jan. 26, 2009) sparked attention and made national headlines. During that interview, Mr. Blagojevich told Barbara Walters (who appeared via satellite from Los Angeles), "Let me unequivocally state right here before you and the whole country: Under no circumstances was I trying to sell a senate seat. Under no circumstances did I break any laws."
Joy Behar, who was told that Mr. Blagojevich does "a fabulous (Richard) Nixon impression," gleefully asked him to just repeat the famous phrase "I am not a crook." The former governor laughed and then politely refused.
For clips from this interview, visit abc.com/theview.