COLUMBIA -- South Carolina's ongoing soap opera starring the state's governor and his former wife continued Thursday with Jenny Sanford's appearance on the Dr. Phil television show.
The broadcast came the day after Gov. Mark Sanford told reporters that he had spent Mother's Day weekend in Florida with the Argentine woman with whom he had an affair, trying to rekindle their romance.
Both Sanfords at one time or another have pleaded with the news media to give them privacy for the sake of their four boys. They divorced earlier this year as a result of the affair.
Jenny Sanford's Dr. Phil appearance came amid a book tour of her account of the scandal, "Staying True," which also earned her a spot on a Barbara Walters special. Newspapers also recently have detailed her romance with a Georgia businessman.
The Dr. Phil show paired Sanford with Cynthia Shackelford, who sued her estranged husband's alleged mistress and was awarded $9 million.