Biographical Dictionary of Radio

Radio Series A Prairie Home Companion 1974—87 1993—present The America
Radio Company of the Air The ... Guide to the 1993 Orchestra A Prairie Home
Companion 20th 1994 Anniversary Collection A Prairie Home Christmas 1995
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Author: Christopher H. Sterling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136993762

Category: Performing Arts

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The Biographical Encyclopedia of American Radio presents the very best biographies of the internationally acclaimed three-volume Encyclopedia of Radio in a single volume. It includes more than 200 biographical entries on the most important and influential American radio personalities, writers, producers, directors, newscasters, and network executives. With 23 new biographies and updated entries throughout, this volume covers key figures from radio’s past and present including Glenn Beck, Jessie Blayton, Fred Friendly, Arthur Godfrey, Bob Hope, Don Imus, Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Laura Schlesinger, Red Skelton, Nina Totenberg, Walter Winchell, and many more. Scholarly but accessible, this encyclopedia provides an unrivaled guide to the voices behind radio for students and general readers alike.

That Time of Year

He says, “I was unemployable and managed to invent work for myself that I loved all my life, and on top of that I married well. That’s the secret, work and love.

Author: Garrison Keillor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1951627709

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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With the warmth and humor we've come to know, the creator and host of A Prairie Home Companion shares his own remarkable story. In That Time of Year, Garrison Keillor looks back on his life and recounts how a Brethren boy with writerly ambitions grew up in a small town on the Mississippi in the 1950s and, seeing three good friends die young, turned to comedy and radio. Through a series of unreasonable lucky breaks, he founded A Prairie Home Companion and put himself in line for a good life, including mistakes, regrets, and a few medical adventures. PHC lasted forty-two years, 1,557 shows, and enjoyed the freedom to do as it pleased for three or four million listeners every Saturday at 5 p.m. Central. He got to sing with Emmylou Harris and Renée Fleming and once sang two songs to the U.S. Supreme Court. He played a private eye and a cowboy, gave the news from his hometown, Lake Wobegon, and met Somali cabdrivers who’d learned English from listening to the show. He wrote bestselling novels, won a Grammy and a National Humanities Medal, and made a movie with Robert Altman with an alarming amount of improvisation. He says, “I was unemployable and managed to invent work for myself that I loved all my life, and on top of that I married well. That’s the secret, work and love. And I chose the right ancestors, impoverished Scots and Yorkshire farmers, good workers. I’m heading for eighty, and I still get up to write before dawn every day.”

Newsweek

Photo stu*rt Kupptr Garrison Keillor's a Prairie Home Companion celebrates 25
years this fall. Twenty-five years of strong women, good-looking men, above-
average children, plus blues and bluegrass, bachelor farmers, Our Lady of
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A Christmas Blizzard

The inimitable Garrison Keillor spins "a Christmas tale that makes Dickens seem unimaginative by comparison" (Charlotte Creative Loafing) Snow is falling all across the Midwest as James Sparrow, a country- bumpkin-turned-energy-drink-tycoon ...

Author: Garrison Keillor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101155728

Category: Fiction

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The inimitable Garrison Keillor spins "a Christmas tale that makes Dickens seem unimaginative by comparison" (Charlotte Creative Loafing) Snow is falling all across the Midwest as James Sparrow, a country- bumpkin-turned-energy-drink-tycoon, and his wife awaken in their sky- rise apartment overlooking Chicago. Even down with the stomach bug, Mrs. Sparrow yearns to see The Nutcracker while James yearns only to escape-the faux-cheer, the bitter cold, the whole Christmas season. An urgent phone call from his hometown of Looseleaf, North Dakota, sends James into the midst of his lunatic relatives and a historic blizzard. As he hunkers weather the storm, the electricity goes out and James is visited by a parade of figures who deliver him an epiphany worthy of the season, just in time to receive Mrs. Sparrow's wonderful Christmas gift. Garrison Keillor's holiday farce is the perfect gift for the millions of fans who tune into A Prairie Home Companion every week.

A Kentucky Christmas

He has written for the Lexington Herald-Leader', Kentucky Monthly, the
Associated Press, and the public radio program A Prairie Home Companion. He
studied and later taught creative writing at the Kentucky Governor's School for the
Arts.

Author: George Ella Lyon

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813141265

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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A celebration of holiday poetry, fiction, essays, recipes, and songs by more than sixty of the Bluegrass state's finest writers. Gathered here are writings from some of the legendary voices of Kentucky -- and the nation -- as well as original Christmas stories and poetry from some of the state's emerging talents. Among the contributors to this handsome collection are Kentucky's visionaries, storytellers, historians, singers, cooks, children's authors, and poets, including all five Kentucky Poet Laureates. A delight for anyone interested in Kentucky literature, history, or traditions, A Kentucky Christmas promises to be a wonderful holiday gift, a treasured family keepsake, and a necessary addition for libraries and for personal collections.

Preservation

95 ) “ A Prairie Home Christmas ” with Garrison Keillor & Hundreds of Friends
and Acquaintances An unforgettable collection of original Prairie Home
Companion broadcasts produced and recorded for Minnesota Public Radio .
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Time

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on the set of Scrooged AS-1-A Any great ... Last June the lanky host of radio's A
Prairie Home Companion made a final visit to the down-to-earth denizens of
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Words on Cassette 2002

A Prairie Home Christmas . High Bridge . ( Pg . 1861 ) --Prairie Home Comedy .
HighBridge . ( Pg . 1861 ) -A Prairie Home Companion : The Final Performance .
HighBridge . ( Pg . 1861 ) -A Prairie Home Companion : The 2nd Annual Farewell
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Author: R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 9780835245166

Category: Reference

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Directions in Sound

Music of the Orson Welles Peter Ostroushko ' s Baroque Christmas “ A Christmas
Carol ” Heartland Holiday Special ... This holiday special features internationally
renowned instrumentalist and A Prairie Home Companion regular Peter ...

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Madison Magazine

... Turgenevs A Month in the Country , spiced with a new score by “ A Prairie
Home Companion's " Peter Ostroushko ; ' tis the season , a home - grown
Christmas musical penned by Rep veterans Colleen Burns and Jack Forbes
Wilson ; All in ...

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Fox Cities

Hearthstone stays open late to give visitors a chance to see the historic house lit
for Christmas . ... American cowboy songs with a wacky offbeat humor which has
made them a big hit on radio's " Prairie Home Companion " and across America .

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People in the News 1997

His A Prairie Home Christmas was a 1996 audio fiction best - seller . Keillor also
released several new audiotapes : Horrors : A Prairie Home Companion live
performances from several Halloween - themed programs ; his own adaptation of
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Author: David Brownstone

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: 9780028647111

Category: Biography

Page: 499

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This reference covers newsmakers of the prior year. Combines biographical and bibliographical information on political and military leaders, artists, businesspeople, writers and more. Photos and cumulative index in each volume.

The New Yorker

... as “ A Bloom , who is semi - retired from his job begin with the “ E - Z ” prefix
followed by a Prairie Home Companion . ... HAMPTONS POSTCARD ness of a
Christmas village or a Monop - Utilities , Maintenance , Bridging , and EZ - HOAX
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Yankee

... CASSETTES by GARRISON KEILLOR LAKE WOBEGON New England
Christmastide BY GARRISON KEILLOR Garrison Keillor delivers twenty of his
popular “ A Prairie Home Companion " monologues on four 60 - minute cassettes
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Ultimate DVD

95 Shrooms 30 107 A Prairie Home Companion .. Breach Kreisberg , Pauline
Wisenthal ... 36 Kang - Sheng , Lee London , Daniel The Nightmare Before
Christmas . .87 Ifans , Rhys I Don't Want to Sleep Alone ... 66 Old Joy 90 Higgins ,
John ...

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Film Review

Eragon PG Grounded PG A Prairie Home Companion PG WEE i. Open 15
December Stars ... It's Christmas Eve and an assortment of'unaccompanied
minors ' find themselves stranded at Hoover International Airport . The kids are
herded into ...

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Bowker s Complete Video Directory 1996

2 : Mork's First Christmas ; Mork Goes Erk Mork & Mindy Vol . 3 : Mork's Mixed
Emotions ; Stark Raving Mork Mork & Mindy Vol . 4 : A Mommy for Mindy ; Mork
Meets Robin Williams Moscow on the Hudson A Prairie Home Companion :
Second ...

Author: R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 9780835237673

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Textures

17 been allowed and encouraged to participate in your family's Christmas , they
will know what you mean . ... Keillor moved to New York City not long after ending
his “ Prairie Home Companion ” and became host of another program , the ...

Author: Grace Ellis

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Incorporated

ISBN: 9780030205880

Category: College readers

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Words on Cassette 1999

Author: R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 9780835240963

Category: Audiocassettes

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