Press Room

The A Prairie Home Companion Press Room provides information and resources to media professionals. For stories about the show and Garrison's endeavors, visit the Press Clippings page. On this page, you will find:

Radio Romance Tour 2013 materials

We encourage you to contact us with questions or comments about the program. A Prairie Home Companion is produced by Prairie Home Productions, and distributed by American Public Media.

Members of the media should contact:
David O'Neill
Marketing Director
(651) 999-1095; davido@prairiehome.us

Press Releases

A Prairie Home Companion Returns Home to St. Paul (12/4/2013)

Garrison Keillor Announces 26-city Coast-to-Coast A Prairie Home Companion "Radio Romance Tour" (4/8/2013)

A Prairie Home Companion Returns to the Town Hall for this Season's Final Two Live New York Broadcasts (2/27/2013)

A Prairie Home Companion Moseys on Down to Lubbock for an April 27 Live Broadcast Featuring The Flatlanders and Ashley Monroe (2/26/2013)

Tickets on Sale Now for Prairie Home Companion's 2013 Cruise (12/8/2012)

Finalists Selected for A Prairie Home Companion's October 20th Vocal Duet Contest (10/2/2012)

A Prairie Home Companion Kicks Off its 39th Season (7/27/2012)

A Prairie Home Companion Announces Vocal Duet Contest, Held on Oct. 20th Broadcast from St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theater (7/26/2012)

Garrison Keillor's Common Good Books opens at Macalester (12/02/2011)

A Prairie Home Companion New Year's Lulu from Honolulu (10/12/2011)

Author Larry Millett In Conversation with Garrison Keillor, Monday, Nov. 7, at the Fitzgerald Theater (10/11/2011)

Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion at The Town Hall for Four Holiday-Season Shows (10/10/2011)

Actor/Author John Lithgow In Conversation with Garrison Keillor, Friday, October 21, at the Fitzgerald Theater (10/05/2011)

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion at St. Olaf College's Skoglund Center Auditorium, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 (09/14/2011)

Garrison Keillor Talks with Actor/Author John Lithgow and Author/Historian Larry Millett (09/07/2011)

2011 - 2012 Season Will Take A Prairie Home Companion from Minnesota to the Big Apple, Colorado to Kentucky (09/06/2011)

A Prairie Home Companion Returns to the Minnesota State Fair on September 2nd (08/24/2011)

Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion "Summer Love" Tour Hits the Road August 12th (08/02/2011)

Author John Thorn talks baseball history with Garrison Keillor, at the Fitzgerald on March 29th (02/07/2011)

Garrison Keillor and the Prairie Home bunch throw a midwinter laugh-a-thon. (01/06/2011)

A Prairie Home Companion Kicks of 2011 With Five Fun-Packed Shows at St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theater (01/06/2011)

Garrison Keillor at Merkin Concert Hall for a Special Christmas Day Edition of A Prairie Home Companion (12/09/2010)

A Prairie Home Companion Heads North to Minnesota Cities Bemidji and Morris for Two February Broadcasts (12/08/2010)

A Prairie Home Companion Back Home in St. Paul for Five Winter Shows (11/15/2010)

Garrison Keillor welcomes Walter F. Mondale, former vice president and Minnesota state senator, to the stage of the historic Fitzgerald Theater (11/03/2010)

A Prairie Home Companion Is Cooking Up Plenty Of Excitement As It Kicks Off It's 37th Season (09/15/2010)

Garrison Keillor Announces A Prairie Home Companion's 2010 Talent Contest (02/24/2010)

A Prairie Home Companion Launches its 36th Season with Music, Mirth and Meatloaf (09/17/2009)

A Prairie Home Companion heads to Lake Wobegon for 35th Anniversary Celebration (06/19/2009)

Garrison Keillor returns to Los Angeles' Greek Theatre with a Star-Packed Prairie Home Companion (06/01/2009)

Garrison Keillor Takes A Prairie Home Companion to New York City for Five Shows (03/25/2009)

A Prairie Home Companion seeks original songs and poems for Valentine's Day broadcast (02/06/2009)

A Prairie Home Companion's "Home of the Heart" Rhubarb Tour Hits the road August 10th (05/06/2008)

A Prairie Home Companion Announces The Bed of Roses Love Sonnet Contest (03/17/2008)

A Prairie Home Companion Kicks off a New Season with a Talent-Packed Show and the Annual Street Dance (09/11/2007)

Hey, Talented Twentysomethings! A Prairie Home Companion is Looking for You! (02/19/2007)

Take "The News from Lake Wobegon" Wherever and Whenever You May Roam (02/12/2007)

Program Overview

A Prairie Home Companion started production in 1974. Live every Saturday night from 57 p.m. CT, A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."

Host Bio

Garrison Keillor, Host and Producer
Garrison Keillor was born in 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota, and began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated in 1966. He went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, and on July 6, 1974, he hosted the first broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion in St. Paul. Today, some 4 million listeners on more than 600 public radio stations coast to coast and beyond tune in to the show each week. Keillor has been honored with Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His many books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, and Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny (Viking). He is the host of the daily program The Writer's Almanac and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places (Viking). In 2006, Keillor played himself in the movie adaptation of his show, a film directed by Robert Altman. He has two grandsons and in 2007, he opened an independent bookstore, Common Good Books, in St. Paul, the city where he and his wife and daughter make their home.

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A Prairie Home Companion Performers and Guests

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Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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