Image: Rod Blagojevich
Paul Beaty  /  AP
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich talks to the media at his home in Chicago in January.
updated 2/3/2009 7:25:56 AM ET 2009-02-03T12:25:56

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants to reiterate his innocence and recast his image in another slew of television appearances, including CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman," a publicist said Monday.

Blagojevich will appear Tuesday on NBC's "TODAY," CNN's "Larry King Live," Fox's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren" and Letterman's show.

"It's important for him to be able to send the message that he didn't do these things and ... that he didn't let the public down," said his publicist, Glenn Selig.

Blagojevich, who was removed from office last week, faces federal corruption charges including allegations he tried to profit from President Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat. He has said repeatedly that he did nothing wrong.

Selig acknowledged that he's concerned Blagojevich could be the butt of jokes, particularly during the scheduled interview with Letterman.

Blagojevich will not discuss details of the federal government's criminal allegations during any of his appearances, he said.

Blagojevich went on a media blitz last week, even boycotting part of his impeachment trial in the Illinois Senate to appear on ABC's "The View" and "Good Morning, America." He was removed from office Thursday.

Since being booted from office, Blagojevich has spent time with his wife and two daughters at their Chicago home. Selig declined to give details on what Blagojevich has planned for the future or if he has any job offers.

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