Garrison Keillor Retires from 'Prairie Home Companion'

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 (Claudia Danielson)

For 42 years, Garrison Keillor has infused the radio show "A Prairie Home Companion" with his folksy Midwestern humor, often earning him comparisons to Mark Twain. Keillor retires from his post this year, leaving behind a legacy of shows featuring guests like Willie Nelson and Keillor's fictional alter ego, detective Guy Noir. We talk to him about his career, and what he plans to do after leaving Lake Wobegon, the fictional town he created "where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking and all the children are above average."


Garrison Keillor, creator and host, "A Prairie Home Companion," produced by American Public Media