In the interview, which airs this afternoon, Hunt calls Blagojevich a "smooth operator." She says after reading his book, The Governor, "I would describe you as a perpetual victim of circumstance. Could that possibly be true?"
Hunt also asks him whether his position of power ever tempted him to exchange the Senate seat for personal gain, if he accepts any responsibility for mistakes that he has made and why there aren't more people coming to his defense if he is truly innocent.
Blagojevich tells her, "They're lying. These are false accusations and there are taped conversations that will set the record straight. That's the truth. I'm the one that wants you all to hear them. My accusers don't. Now what does that tell you?"
"The Bonnie Hunt Show" airs at 2 p.m. CST on NBC.