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.
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.