By Christina Wilkie - 11/17/09 07:35 PM EST
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) has canceled his planned appearance at Tuesday's National Press Club Book Fair, according to organizers, hours before the event is scheduled to begin.
According to his publicist, Blagojevich was looking forward to the event, but travel delays related to an undisclosed TV project prevented him from attending. "The governor is honored to have been asked," said publicist Glenn Selig.