December 20, 2008

MAY PEACE BE OUR GIFT

Robin & Linda Williams

This week on A Prairie Home Companion we welcome some old friends to The Town Hall for the holidays, including Robin & Linda Williams, Walter Bobbie, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Rivera, and the Pavlishyn Sisters. Also with us, the family we take for granted, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Erica Rhodes, and Fred Newman, and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band: Rich Dworsky, Pat Donohue, Andy Stein, Gary Raynor, and J.T. Bates.


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The Pavlishyn Sisters

GK and Jennifer Rivera

Pat Donohue performs his original song, "Christmas at the Airport."

Walter Bobbie

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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 - Logo
    • 00:00:13 - Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:42 - Open script (with Walter Bobbie)
    • 00:06:57 - "Christmas at the Airport" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
    • 00:10:10 - Xmas script
    • 00:20:58 - "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" - Jennifer Rivera and band
    • 00:23:09 - GK and Rich Dworsky talk about Hanukkah
    • 00:25:06 - "Hanukkah Medley" - Richard Dworsky and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:28:12 - Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:29:33 - "Bluegrass For Christmas" - Marvin & Mavis Smiley (Robin & Linda Williams)
    • 00:32:03 - Santa script (with Walter Bobbie)
    • 00:38:04 - GK intros The Pavlishyn sisters, "Saint Nicholas"
    • 00:42:40 - GK talks with the Pavlishyn Sisters about their Christmas traditions
    • 00:44:38 - "Shining Star" - The Pavlishyn Sisters and Alla Kutsevych
    • 00:47:03 - Guy Noir script
    • 01:00:05 - Intermission/"Santa Claus is Coming To Town"
  • Segment 3
    • 01:03:50 - Greetings
    • 01:06:35 - GK talks with Walter Bobbie about White Christmas
    • 01:10:16 - "Polish song Medley" - Walter Bobbie and Shoe Band
    • 01:13:16 - "My Little Girl" sonnet- GK/ Richard Dworsky
    • 01:14:58 - The Lives of the Cowboys script
    • 01:23:50 - GK talks to Linda Williams about Christmas, "Mary Had a Baby"
    • 01:28:20 - "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" - Pat Donohue
    • 01:28:17 - "Ave Maria" - Jennifer Rivera and Rachelle Jonck
  • Segment 4
    • 01:32:13 - News From Lake Wobegon/ Silent Night
  • Segment 5
    • 01:45:40 - "Heaven and Earth" - The Pavlishyn Sisters
    • 01:47:38 - Tree script
    • 01:52:50 - GK talks with Walter about White Christmas; "Happy Holidays," "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm"
    • 01:55:00 - Credits, "White Christmas"

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