CHICAGO (AP) -- Talk show host Rosie O'Donnell says she saw her interview with former Illinois first lady Patti Blagojevich as a "mom to mom" conversation.
The interview airs Wednesday on the Oprah Winfrey Network. O'Donnell said in an interview Tuesday that Blagojevich was guarded at first, but then opened up. O'Donnell says she found Blagojevich to be warm and willing to talk about topics that are hard to discuss.
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is to report to federal prison March 15 to begin serving a 14-year sentence on corruption charges. Rod and Patti Blagojevich have two daughters.
O'Donnell says she feels for the girls because it will be hard for the children to look at their father before he goes to prison and know they're not going to see him again.