Talk show host Montel Williams rolled up in a dark SUV with large, imposing bodyguards Wednesday morning to the Denver Aquarium for a Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America reception.

Williams, the national spokesman for the group, urged the organization to stop being shy about their accomplishments. "I'm trying really hard to step up to the plate and change your reputation," he told a crowd that included D.C. pollster Frank Luntz and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown (D). "You are not the devil, but you guys have to do that yourselves."

Williams praised the group for their efforts in providing drugs to people. He spoke of his own suffering with multiple sclerosis and having to inject himself with a needle three times daily in addition to taking a host of medicines and vitamins.

At one point Williams grew emotional, saying that his doctor told him he