Former Gov. Siegelman announces book about legal case, says he’s still innocent

October 2, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman announced he is writing a new book about his legal case, which landed him a conviction in federal prison for five years.

Siegelman said this during an interview with the Alabama Political Reporter’s Editor-in-Chief Bill Britt during a live taping of the TV show The Voice of Alabama Politics, where Britt is a host.

The former governor was in Montgomery at Troy University’s Davis Theater for a showing of Atticus V. The Architect, which is a documentary about his criminal case.

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Rick Burgess making big announcement

June 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, June 5, 2017 popular Greater Birmingham radio host Rick Burgess is expected to make a big announcement on his show today. Many sources expect that he will announce that he will run for Governor of Alabama in 2018.

Burgess is a Republican who is very outspoken about his Christian faith. Burgess said on the show’s website, “I want to be remembered as a GODLY man who made an impact for the Kingdom of GOD and adored his wife and children.”
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George Wallace Jr. reflects on his father, family in his new book

December 26, 2011

Staff Report

A man whose very name is synony­mous with Alabama politics has made his last run for office, and has entered a new chapter in his professional life — that of a self-published author.

George Wallace Jr. has been busy late­ly, mailing off copies of his new book, “Governor George Wallace: The Man You Never Knew,” which is available on his website,, for $34.95.

The book is a memoir, written in first person, that winds through a very wide ar­ray of topics: His once controversial fa­ther, the four-time governor and presiden­tial hopeful, at one time a symbol of racism but later apologetic and forgiven; his be­loved mother, also a former governor, who lost her battle with cancer; and his own life, growing up in the governor’s mansion and in the public eye, learning to come to terms with the Wallace legacy.
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