A Prairie Home Companion
A Prairie Home Companion is a recorded live show featuring comedy sketches, music and more from host Garrison Keillor and company.
Garrison welcomed Chinese president Xi Jinping to the U.S. with a quick song.
"It's not the New Year, you know, or anything of the sort, but September: a gorgeous, gorgeous time, and the leaves are turning and the smell of apples in the air." The host recalls a notable childhood moviegoing experience, Lyle Janke's 10th grade biology class learns about bears, and a few thoughts on the power of memory.
Garrison opened the broadcast with a short song about a certain Republican presidential candidate.
"It was warm and kind of windy all week and we got this terrific thunderstorm on Wednesday, which was a great boon, to get washed off like that." Fishing season begins and fishermen return to their pursuit of the famous walleye Old Pete, Luann cuts her hair very short, the town analyzes photos of Pastor Liz in Rome, and Pastor Haugen irritates his secretary Marlene, in a monologue from May 2014.
"It's been kind of warm and humid here this last week and yet the migrating birds have been leaving. The orioles and the nighthawks, they know something." Lyle Janske deals with pranksters in the back of his science class, Pastor Liz leaves to write a book and is replaced by Pastor Kohler, and the Lake Wobegon Leonards lose their first game of the season.
"It's been beautiful this last week. The Lake Wobegon Whippets opened their '94 home season with the annual Memorial Day doubleheader at the Wally 'Old Hard Hands' Bunsen Memorial Park." Ernie discovers the secret to a perfect knuckleball as the Whippets begin their season, high school graduates ponder their future, and the host shares a few memories of the Grand Ole Opry's last night at the Ryman, in a monologue from June 1994.