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Blago’s Agency Issues Release Touting ‘Today’ Show’s Get

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The Today Show’s Meredith Vieira has the first interview with convicted liar and former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich tomorrow morning at 7 AM. No need for NBC to issue a release, Blago’s publicist Glenn Selig already did. There’s no reason for him not to, he owns PRNewschannel, the wire where it’s uploaded.

Blowing off Geraldo, strange appearances on The View and a million other shows, and a client list that includes the Bin Laden Hunter as well as wife disappearerer Drew Peterson. Maybe Selig’s special brand of PR works. Blago was found guilty on only one of 24 counts in the Federal case involving selling Barack Obama’s open Senate seat. The judge immediately declared a mistrial.

The release also tells the world that Blago will return to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Monday night for more hair tussling fun.

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Rod Blagojevich Publicist Glenn Selig: ‘He Will Be Doing Other Interviews’ Before June Trial

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We’ve been covering publicist Glenn Selig and his upstart agency — titled simply, The Publicity Agency — for quite some time now.

This morning we caught up with Selig to talk about his move from journalism to PR and why he takes on controversial clients like former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

PRNewser: You used to work in TV news, and started a PR business on the side. Now that you’re full time in PR, do you enjoy it more than journalism?

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Blago’s Magical Media Tour Continues With Extended Daily Show Appearance

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[Backstage at the Daily Show, via TwitPic]

Glenn Selig/Publicity Agency client, disgraced Governor Rod Blagojevich, knocked out dozens of interviews this week to clear his name using his newly-released book as the vehicle. None were as much fun or full of F-bombs as his extended play on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart:

“You are a charming dude with the best head of hair I’ve ever fucking seen. I want this to be real. I want Pat Fitzgerald, and the entire city of Chicago’s political structure and the entire state of Illinois somehow conspiring to fuck you in the ass as hard as they can. But it’s hard to believe.”

If and when the tapes are released, and what Blago says is true, he’s already scored a great follow-up:

“When this comes out, if it’s true. Please come the show and allow me to hug you personally. To apologize to you personally and publicly and all, because if so, this is one of the great stories. You are Richard Jewell.”

Stewart did get to touch the Governor’s hair in Part 1, but Part 3 is where all the magic happened:

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