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A Prairie Home Companion


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Genre Comedy/music Variety
Running time 2 hours
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language(s) English
Syndicates American Public Media
Starring Garrison Keillor
Air dates July 6, 1974 – 1987
1989–1993 (as American Radio Company)
1993 –
Opening theme Tishomingo Blues
Website PrairieHome.org

A Prairie Home Companion is a live radio variety show created and hosted by Garrison Keillor. The show runs two hours on Saturday afternoon from 5 to 7 p.m. Central Time, and usually originates from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, although it is frequently taken on the road. A Prairie Home Companion is known for its musical guests, especially folk and traditional musicians, as well as Keillor's storytelling segment, "News from Lake Wobegon." Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... American Public Media logo American Public Media is the brand under which Minnesota Public Radio distributes public radio programming outside of the state of Minnesota. ... Garrison Keillor (born Gary Edward Keillor on August 7, 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota) is an American author, storyteller, humorist, columnist, musician, satirist, and radio personality. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Tishomingo Blues Elmore Leonard Mississippi-set novel about two fledgling allies, the local Dixie Mafia, and a high-stakes Civil War re-enactment. ... A Prairie Home Companion (previously known as The Last Broadcast) is a 2006 ensemble comedy film elegy directed by Robert Altman, his final film released just five months before his death. ... A variety show is a show with a variety of acts, often including music and comedy skits, especially on television. ... Garrison Keillor (born Gary Edward Keillor on August 7, 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota) is an American author, storyteller, humorist, columnist, musician, satirist, and radio personality. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... The Fitzgerald Theater is the oldest existing stage venue in the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota, and the home of American Public Medias A Prairie Home Companion. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ...


It is produced by Prairie Home Productions and distributed by American Public Media, and is most often heard on public radio stations in the United States. The show has a long history, existing in a similar form as far back as 1974, and borrowing the name from a radio program in existence in 1969. The program was named after the Prairie Home Cemetery in Moorhead, Minnesota, located next to Concordia College. American Public Media logo American Public Media is the brand under which Minnesota Public Radio distributes public radio programming outside of the state of Minnesota. ... Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. ... Moorhead is a city in Clay County, Minnesota, United States. ... For other academic instutions named Concordia, see Concordia (disambiguation). ...

Contents

History

The earliest radio program to have this name bears little resemblance to what is currently heard on Saturday evenings. A Prairie Home Companion was originally a morning show running from 6 to 9 a.m. on Minnesota Public Radio.


After researching the Grand Ole Opry for an article, Keillor became interested in doing a variety show on the radio. On July 6, 1974, the first live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion took place. That show was broadcast from St. Paul in the Janet Wallace Auditorium of Macalester College. Twelve audience members turned out, mostly children. The second episode featured the first performance on the show by Butch Thompson, who became house pianist. Thompson stayed with the program until 1986, and still frequently performs on the show. The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, and televised on Great American Country network. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Macalester College is a privately supported, coeducational liberal arts college in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... Butch Thompson (born 1943) is an American jazz pianist and clarinetist best known for his ragtime and stride performances. ... A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1978, the show moved into the World Theater in St. Paul, which was renovated in 1986 and renamed the Fitzgerald Theater in 1994. This is the same location that the program uses today. The Fitzgerald Theater is the oldest existing stage venue in the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota, and the home of American Public Medias A Prairie Home Companion. ...


The show went off the air in 1987, and Keillor married and spent some time abroad during the following two years. He returned to radio from New York City in 1989 with The American Radio Company of the Air (renamed Garrison Keillor's American Radio Company in its second season). In 1993, this show moved to Minnesota and its name was returned to A Prairie Home Companion. While many of the episodes originate from St. Paul, the show often travels to other cities around the U.S. and overseas to do a live weekly broadcast. Among common road venues for the show are The Town Hall in New York City; Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts; Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia; and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee and the State Theater in far-away Minneapolis, Minnesota. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The Town Hall is a performance space located at 123 West 43rd Street, between Sixth Avenue and Broadway, in New York City, New York. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Tanglewood Music Shed and lawn. ... Location in Berkshire County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Berkshire County Settled 1750 Incorporated 1767 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  21. ... Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is a performing arts center situated in a setting of rolling hills and woods located on 117 acres (47. ... Vienna is a town in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... The Ryman Auditorium The Ryman Auditorium is a 2,362-seat live performance venue located at 116 Fifth Avenue North in Nashville, Tennessee, and is best-known as the one-time home of the Grand Ole Opry. ... “Nashville” redirects here. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ...


The show was originally distributed nationally by Minnesota Public Radio in association with Public Radio International. Its current distributor is MPR's distribution unit, American Public Media. Public Radio International (PRI) is a Minneapolis-based American public radio organization, with locations in Boston, New York, and London. ... American Public Media logo American Public Media is the brand under which Minnesota Public Radio distributes public radio programming outside of the state of Minnesota. ...


Format

Garrison Keillor and other cast members live on-stage in Lanesboro, Minnesota.
Garrison Keillor and other cast members live on-stage in Lanesboro, Minnesota.

Each show opens with the Spencer Williams composition "Tishomingo Blues" as the theme song, but with lyrics written especially for A Prairie Home Companion. Before 1987, the show's theme was Keillor's singing of the Hank Snow hit "Hello Love." Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 317 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,566 × 1,016 pixels, file size: 475 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 317 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,566 × 1,016 pixels, file size: 475 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Lanesboro is a city located in Fillmore County, Minnesota. ... Spencer Williams (October 14, 1889 - July 14, 1965) was a USA jazz and popular music composer, pianist, and singer. ... Tishomingo Blues Elmore Leonard Mississippi-set novel about two fledgling allies, the local Dixie Mafia, and a high-stakes Civil War re-enactment. ... Clarence Eugene Snow (May 9, 1914 – December 20, 1999), better known as Hank Snow, was a Hall of Fame country music singer and songwriter. ...


Music is a strong feature of the program; the show is a significant outlet for American folk music of many genres, especially country, bluegrass, blues and gospel, but the show also has guest performers from a wide variety of other styles of music including classical and opera and from a number of different countries. Chet Atkins, noted country musician and former record company executive, has appeared many times on the show, as have singer-songwriters Mark Knopfler and Jeff Lang. American folk music, also known as Americana, is a broad category of music including Native American music, Bluegrass, country music, gospel, old time music, jug bands, Appalachian folk, blues, Tejano and Cajun. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music. ... Blues music redirects here. ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... Chet Atkins Chester Burton Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer. ... Mark Freuder Knopfler OBE (born August 12, 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and film score composer. ... Jeff Lang is an Australian guitarist. ...


One of the show's best known features is Keillor's "News from Lake Wobegon," a weekly story-telling monologue, claiming to be a report from Keillor's fictitious hometown of Lake Wobegon, "the little town that time forgot and the decades cannot improve ... where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average." The opening words of the monologue usually do not change: "Well, it's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, my hometown, out on the edge of the prairie." Lake Wobegon reappears every 200 years because of a witch's spell. The News from Lake Wobegon does not have a set structure, but often features recurring characters and places, such as the Chatterbox Cafe, the Sidetrack Tap, Pastor Inqvist of the Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church, Father Wilmar of Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility Roman Catholic Church (a parody of Our Lady of Perpetual Help), the Lake Wobegon Whippets sports teams, various members of the Bunsen and Krebsbach families, and an assortment of nearby "Norwegian bachelor farmers." The lengthy monologue is generally delivered without reference to notes. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Lutheran movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity by the original definition. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... This article needs to be wikified. ...


The show is "sponsored" by the fictitious product "Powdermilk Biscuits," whose slogan is "Made from whole wheat raised in the rich bottomlands of the Lake Wobegon river valley by Norwegian bachelor farmers; so you know they're not only good for you, but pure ... mostly," which "give shy people the strength to get up and do what needs to be done. Heavens they're tasty and expeditious. They have been known to be a cause of gastrointestinal ailments." Powdermilk Biscuits has its own theme song, sung by Keillor every week.

Sign for a fictional sponsor.
Sign for a fictional sponsor.

Other original "sponsors" have included Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 580 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,867 × 1,931 pixels, file size: 465 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 580 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,867 × 1,931 pixels, file size: 465 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ...

  • The Sidetrack Tap
  • Mournful Oatmeal ("Calvinism in a box")
  • Raw Bits breakfast cereal
  • Jack's Auto Repair and Jack's Warm Car Service
  • Midwestern Discount Store
  • The Bon Marché Beauty Salon
  • Bertha's Kitty Boutique
  • Guy's Shoes ("Guy's steel-toed shoes—so even when you strike out (ping!) you can walk away")
  • Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery ("If you can't find it at Ralph's, you can probably get along without it," the inspiration of the name of the Pretty Good Privacy cryptographic software[1])
  • Be-Bop-A-Re-Bop Rhubarb Pie and Be-Bop-A-Re-Bop Frozen Rhubarb Pie Filling. ("One little thing can revive a guy, and that is a piece of rhubarb pie / Serve it up, nice and hot / Maybe things aren't as bad as you thought. Momma's little baby loves rhubarb rhubarb, Be-Bop-A-Re-Bop Rhubarb Pie" — to the tune of "Shortnin Bread". This is usually sung following a sound-effect-enhanced tale of woe and immediately preceded by "Wouldn't this be a great time for a piece of rhubarb pie? Yes, nothing takes the taste of shame and humiliation out of your mouth like Bebopareebop Rhubarb Pie." (for example, [1])
  • Monback Moving & Storage (a mover is heard directing a moving truck as a backup alarm can be heard beeping: "Monback ... Monback ... (crunch) That's good.")
  • Rent-a-Raptor (Rid your home of mice, rabbits, squirrels, and pesky boyfriends)
  • The recurring segment "The Lives of the Cowboys" normally has its own, Western-themed sponsors, such as Prairie Dog Granola Bars ("healthier than chewing tobacco and you don't have to spit").

Other recurring bits on the show include fictional commercials, including those for The Catchup Advisory Board (its name being a compromise on the two spellings of the condiment, "catsup" and "ketchup," and proclaiming the good news about its "natural mellowing agents"), the American Duct Tape Council, Marvin and Mavis Smiley seasonal bluegrass albums, Fred Farrell Animal Calls, the Professional Organization of English Majors, Earl's Academy of Accents, the American Society of Sound Effects Specialists, and the Café Boeuf, a snobbish French restaurant in Lake Wobegon. In-joke references are also sprinkled through the show, such as "Piscacadawadaquoddymoggin," a made-up word that's been used both for places and for people's names. Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Calvinism... Pretty Good Privacy is a computer program that provides cryptographic privacy and authentication. ... A roll of silver duct tape. ... Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music. ... An academic major, major concentration, concentration, or simply major is a mainly a U.S. and Canadian term for a college or university students main field of specialization during his or her undergraduate studies. ... An in joke is a joke whose humour is clear only to those people who are in a group that has some prior knowledge (not known by the whole population) that makes the joke humorous. ...

The Rhubarb Sisters singing on A Prairie Home Companion.
The Rhubarb Sisters singing on A Prairie Home Companion.

Radio comedy skits featuring Keillor and the ensemble are performed, such as the satirical "Guy Noir, Private Eye," which pokes fun at gumshoe detective films and radio dramas. Guy Noir's popularity is such that the first few notes of the theme, or the first lines of the announcer's introduction ("A dark night in a city that knows how to keep its secrets...") often draw applause and cheers from the theatre audience. A 2006 Guy Noir skit about Tourette syndrome, titled "Broadway Tourette's", prompted a press release from the Tourette Syndrome Association[2]. Also regularly featured are the adventures of Dusty and Lefty, "The Lives of the Cowboys." In these skits, Dusty (played by Tim Russell) is a rough and tumble stereotypical cowboy, while Lefty (played by Keillor) is his sensitive counterpart. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 417 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,114 × 3,035 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 417 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,114 × 3,035 pixels, file size: 1. ... ... Guy Noir is a fictional private detective regularly featured on the public radio show A Prairie Home Companion. ... A private investigator, private detective, PI, or private eye, is a person who undertakes investigations, usually for a private citizen or some other entity not involved with a government or police organization. ... A Gumshoe (also commonly called a Gum or Detective) is an investigator, either a member of a police agency or a private person. ... This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... Radio drama, which had its greatest popularity in the U. S. and in most other countries before the widespread access to television programming, depends on dialogue, music and sound effects to help the listener imagine the story in her or his minds eye--in this sense, it resembles reading... “Tourette” redirects here. ... The Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA), based in Bayside, New York, United States, is a non-profit voluntary organization, founded in 1972 by a group of parents of children with Tourette syndrome. ...


Greetings from members of the audience (which are frequently humorous) to friends and family at home are read each week by Keillor just after the show's intermission. An intermission or interval is a break between two performances or sessions, in events such as a theatrical play, opera or musical concert. ...


While much of the show is directed toward radio comedy, a portion of the show is usually devoted to some more sentimental and sometimes dark stories put together by Keillor and others. The program occasionally features political satire, which usually reflects the liberal nature of Minnesota politics. However, at the beginning of the June 5, 2004 show (which was broadcast from New Hampshire), Keillor announced that former U.S. President Ronald Reagan had died. A member of the audience hooted and cheered loudly. But Keillor, a Democrat, gave the Republican Reagan a warm tribute in the form of a gospel song. Radio comedy, or comedic radio programming, is a radio broadcast that may involve sitcom elements, sketches, and many other forms of comedy found on other mediums. ... is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... Reagan redirects here. ...


In a 2002 show airing the weekend following the death of Senator Paul Wellstone, Keillor changed up the format of the show, starting off the show with Wellstone's favorite segment, Guy Noir, skipping even the usual theme song for the show.[3] Paul David Wellstone (July 21, 1944 – October 25, 2002) was an American politician and two-term U.S. Senator from Minnesota. ...


Cast

In addition to Garrison Keillor, several other performers frequently appear on A Prairie Home Companion:

Rich Dworsky and Gary Raynor.
Rich Dworsky and Gary Raynor.

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Sound effects artists: Pat Donohue is an American fingerstyle guitarist born in St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Richard Dworsky is a pianist, composer, and appears weekly on the A Prairie Home Companion public radio variety show from American Public Media as the resident pianist and band leader. ... Gary Raynor is a bassist best known for his appearances in the Guys All-Star Shoe Band in the radio show A Prairie Home Companion. ...

Actors: Tom Keith is a radio personality who works for Minnesota Public Radio in St. ... Tom Keith is a radio personality who works for Minnesota Public Radio in St. ... Fred Newman is a sound effects artist. ...

During its season as The American Radio Company of the Air, Bob Elliott was a regular cast member. Tim Russell Tim Russell (born 1947) is a radio announcer and voice actor (AFTRA/SAG) in Minneapolis and St. ... Sue Scott is an actor and character voice actor ( AFTRA/ SAG/ AEA) in Minneapolis and St. ... Robert Brackett Elliott (March 26, 1923— ) is an American comedian, formerly one-half of the comedy duo of Bob and Ray. ...


Ivy Austin was a regular contributing comedienne and vocalist in the early 90's.


Broadcast information

The show is distributed by Minnesota Public Radio's distribution arm, American Public Media, to more than 500 public radio stations in the United States as well as other outlets. Approximately 3.9 million U.S. listeners tune in each week. The program is also carried around the world by the American Armed Forces Radio Network as well as America One. In March 2007, the show began playing on XM Public Radio, XM Radio channel 133. It also airs on Sirius Satellite Radio. Minnesota Public Radio logo Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is a regional public radio network based in the U.S. state of Minnesota that has been broadcasting since 1967. ... American Public Media logo American Public Media is the brand under which Minnesota Public Radio distributes public radio programming outside of the state of Minnesota. ... Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. ... American Forces Network, or AFN - the acronym that its most commonly known as, is the brand name used by the United States Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) for its networks worldwide. ... America One is a minor over-the-air television network in the United States. ... XM Public Radio (abbreviated XMPR) is XM Satellite Radios 24/7 satellite radio channel dedicated to public radio programming. ... XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: XMSR) is a satellite radio service in the United States based in Washington, DC and controlled by News Corporations DirecTV, General Motors, American Honda, Hughes Electronics, and several private investment groups. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ...


New Zealand's National Radio carries it from time to time. National Radio is a New Zealand radio network owned by Radio New Zealand. ...


In Europe, the show is currently broadcast by WRN Europe on Sundays at 1100 UTC.


An alternative edition of the show is broadcast in the UK by BBC 7,in Ireland by RTÉ Radio 1 and on Australia's ABC Radio National under the name Garrison Keillor's Radio Show. This version of the show runs for approximately one hour and features the News from Lake Wobegon and selected musical acts and comedy sketches. Unlike A Prairie Home Companion there are no station breaks. There are also no underwriting credits, as the BBC and ABC do not use underwriting as a means of funding broadcasts (RTÉ does, normally, but still broadcasts the same version of the show). However, some of the program's fictional sponsors are credited at the start of the show. BBC Radio 7 is a digital radio station broadcasting comedy, drama, and childrens programming 24 hours a day. ... RTÉ Radio 1 is the principal radio channel of Irish public-service broadcaster Radio Telefís Éireann and is the direct descendant of Dublin radio station 2RN, which began broadcasting on a regular basis on 1 January 1926. ... ABC Radio National is an Australia-wide radio network with many various programs, involving news and current affairs, arts, music, society, science, drama, comedy. ... An underwriting spot is an announcement made on public broadcasting outlets, especially in the United States, in exchange for funding. ...


The current and many past shows can also be listened to for free as audio stream. They can be found in the archive section at the show's website. (See Weblinks section below)


The "News From Lake Wobegon" is also available as a free weekly podcast.


Film

Released on June 9, 2006, a film about the radio show written by and starring Keillor began filming on June 9, 2005. It also stars Kevin Kline, John C. Reilly, Meryl Streep, Lindsay Lohan, Lily Tomlin, Maya Rudolph, Woody Harrelson, Virginia Madsen, Tommy Lee Jones, and L.Q. Jones. Robert Altman directed the film, which is a fictional representation of behind-the-scenes activities on a long-running radio show that has unexpectedly been cancelled. A Prairie Home Companion (previously known as The Last Broadcast) is a 2006 ensemble comedy film elegy directed by Robert Altman, his final film released just five months before his death. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kevin Delaney Kline (born October 24, 1947) is an Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor. ... John Christopher Reilly (born May 24, 1965) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Mary Louise Streep, mostly known as Meryl Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an Academy Award-winning American actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. ... Lindsay Dee Lohan[1] (born July 2, 1986) is an American actress and pop music singer. ... Lily Tomlin (born Mary Jean Tomlin on September 1, 1939), is an Academy Award-nominated American actress and comedian. ... Maya Khabira Rudolph (born July 27, 1972, in Gainesville, Florida) is an American actress and comedian, currently best known as a cast member of NBCs Saturday Night Live. ... Woodrow Woody Tracy Harrelson (born July 23, 1961) is an American Emmy Award winning and Academy Award nominated actor. ... Virginia Madsen (born September 11, 1961) is an American actress. ... For the musician, see Tommy Lee. ... L.Q. Jones (born August 19, 1927 in Beaumont, Texas) is an American character actor and film director, best-known for his work in the films of Sam Peckinpah. ... For other persons named Robert Altman, see Robert Altman (disambiguation). ...


The film does not follow the precise format of the radio show, notably excluding any reference to Lake Wobegon.


LP/CD Releases

  • A Prairie Home Album [LP] (Minnesota Educational Radio)
  • Pretty Good Jokes [2 CD] (2000, HighBridge Audio)

An LP Long playing (LP), either 10 or 12-inch diameter, 33 rpm (actually 33. ... CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit České Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s... A Pairie Home Album is an album from the Prairie Home Companion radio show. ...

References

  1. ^ Reason article on PGP.
  2. ^ Tourette Syndrome Association press release about Keillor.
  3. ^ A Prairie Home Companion (2002-10-26 episode)

Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links


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