Patti and Rod Blagojevich stop in Times Square on their way to an interview with the television show Extra to plug his new book and once again defend himself against the widespread corruption charges that led to his political ruin. He was arrested in December and charged with allegedly running state government as a racket and scheming to enrich himself by selling everything from his office's powers to an appointment to the U.S. Senate. In the book and in person, he acknowledges his concerns about going to prison as members of his inner circle have been convicted and begun cooperating with prosecutors. "Sometimes, in the wee small hours of the night, the fear creeps in," he told the Tribune. "It's always sort of there in the back of your mind, a little weight that never leaves." See more photos on Rod Blagojevich's New York book promotion tour.
Tribune photo by Scott Strazzante