TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily
KRON is looking for a Account Executive. see all

Geraldo “Sabotaged” By Blago “PR Guy”

geraldo_1-26.jpgAs if today’s Rod Blagojevich press blitz isn’t bizarre enough, a new wrinkle came from Geraldo Rivera‘s interview, which was supposed to take place at 2pmET on FNC’s The Live Desk.

Instead, Geraldo was “sabotaged.” You see, Blago’s publicist is Glenn Selig, who also happens to be the publicist for Drew Peterson. Seriously. And, as Geraldo put it, “Drew Peterson is my arch-enemy.”

So, Rivera tracked down Blago in the parking lot of “The View” this morning after a last minute cancellation by Selig. He banged on the window until Blagojevich emerged, and Rivera asked, “What happened to our 2:00 interview?” Blagojevich responded: “I don’t know I just go where they tell me.”

Then the interview took place outside while other reporters tried to get in questions as well. As a bonus, Rivera interviewed Whoopi Goldberg.

There’s a lot more to it, including the use of the term “double-murdering.” Just click continued and watch the whole segment…

Related: PRNewser has more on Selig’s role in Blago’s press tour.


Mediabistro Course

Reel Reporting: Create Your Reel

Mediabistro Presents: ReelReporting Create Your ReelA good TV reporter won't go far without a standout Demo Reel! Starting November 13, MediabistroEDU and Reel Reporting offer a three-day series for students interested in hosting and news reporting. In this Los Angeles based course, students will learn from and work side-by-side TV agents and On-Air talent to better understand the hiring process and shoot their best reel yet. Register now!