AirTalk for May 29, 2013

Garrison Keillor and 'A Prairie Home Companion' come to the Greek

Garrison Keillor


Writer Garrison Keillor pauses during an interview outside his St. Paul, Minn., home on August 5, 2003.

Garrison Keillor, the veritable soul of A Prairie Home Companion, is a public radio institution. He got into radio in the 1970s, after clocking in a bit of time at the New Yorker as a staff writer.  

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A Prairie Home Companion debuted live in 1974 at the Janet Wallace Auditorium at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minn., with 12 people in the audience who shelled out $1 each for admission. Today, the weekly variety show, which documents the fun and frolics of the fictional Lake Wobegon, is heard by 4 million listeners on some 600 public radio stations.

Garrison Keillor, host of A Prairie Home Companion

"A Prairie Home Companion" starts on June 7th at the Greek Theater. For more information about the show, click here.

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