CHICAGO—Former Illinois first lady, Patti Blagojevich, is continuing to plead her husband's case.
Mrs. Blagojevich proclaimed her husband's innocence during a tearful TV interview with Rosie O'Donnell.
In the first interview since her husband's sentencing in December, Patti Blagojevich told the talk show host that she knows her husband's heart and that he took the public's trust seriously.
She said she is positive he is innocent and also talked about preparing her children for their father's imprisonment.
During the former governor's sentencing hearing, Patti Blagojevich asked the judge in a letter read to the court to "please be merciful." She wrote that the punishment he fears most is not seeing his daughters grow up.
Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to fourteen years in prison for corruption, including trying to sell Barack Obama's old Senate seat. He has been ordered to report to prison by March 15.
O'Donnell said she saw her interview with Patti Blagojevich as a "mom to mom" conversation.
She also said she found Blagojevich to be warm and willing to talk about topics that are hard to discuss.
The interview is set to air Wednesday on the Oprah Winfrey Network's "The Rosie Show."