A Prairie Home Companion Live: The Complete HD Broadcast

A Prairie Home Companion Live: The Complete HD Broadcast

by Garrison Keillor

Multimedia(DVD - NTSC - 2 hours on 1 DVD)

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Overview

On February 4, 2010, the audience at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul enjoyed a special Thursday-evening edition of A Prairie Home Companion. So did countless more fans in movie theaters across the United States and Canada. They were watching the first-ever cinecast—the show beamed live by satellite to movie screens.Guests included legendary English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello, vocal powerhouses Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele, songstress Heather Massey, and Robin and Linda Williams. Also on the program, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Sue Scott, Tim Russell, and Erica Rhodes. Both Tom Keith and Fred Newman were on hand to create sound-effects mayhem. All this, plus a punchedup Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band (a special horn section was flown in from New York), episodes of “Guy Noir” and “Lives of the Cowboys,” a Powdermilk Biscuit Break, and, of course, the News from Lake Wobegon.As a bonus, the DVD features the short film that was shown before the cinecast: Garrison Keillor making his way through St. Paul to the Fitz, with stops at local landmarks like the F. Scott Fitzgerald statue in Rice Park, Mickey’s Diner, and Candyland.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615731091
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Publication date: 08/20/2010
Edition description: 2 hours on 1 DVD
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Garrison Keillor is America’s favorite storyteller. For more than 35 years, as the host of A Prairie Home Companion, he has captivated millions of listeners with his weekly News from Lake Wobegon monologues. A Prairie Home Companion is heard on hundreds of public radio stations, as well as America One, the Armed Forces Networks, Sirius Satellite Radio, and via a live audio webcast. 
 
Keillor is also the author of several books and a frequent contributor to national publications including Time, The New Yorker, and National Geographic, in addition to writing his own syndicated column. He has been awarded a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment of the Humanities. When not touring, he resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Hometown:

St. Paul, Minnesota

Date of Birth:

August 7, 1942

Place of Birth:

Anoka, Minnesota

Education:

B.A., University of Minnesota, 1966

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