American Masters "Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes"

American Masters "Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes"

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 10:00pm

The cast of "A Prairie Home Companion" (l-r): Fred Newman, Tim Russell, Sue Scott and Garrison Keillor.

A behind-the-scenes look at Garrison Keillor on the set of his popular radio show, "A Prairie Home Companion."

America’s foremost humorist and social pundit, Garrison Keillor takes his skits and monologues across the country in his popular radio show, A Prairie Home Companion. American Masters trails this yarn-smith and his crew of actors and musicians as they spin stories and song into American gold in Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes, encoring Saturday, February 18 at 10 p.m. on WXXI World (cable 524/DT21.2).

On A Prairie Home Companion, Keillor’s running commentary about the human condition has the uncanny ability to home in on the pulse of America. Inventing his own brand of quirky small town stories and everyday characters, mixed with a witty dose of social politics and philosophy, Keillor relates a deeply felt reflection of ourselves, somehow familiar to us all.

 

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