Friday, July 03, 2009

"The Man on The Radio in the Red Shoes"

A stirring way to celebrate the bold occasion of Independence Day: Prairie Home Companion's live show tomorrow at 5:00 Central Time in the Wobegon-like town of Avon, Minnesota. The program also celebrates the 35th anniversary of Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home creation, as well as "the birth of freedom," as GK says on the promo on the website. For those who can make their way to Avon, the show is free, as it also is on its regular NPR stations.

And if you're a GK fan, as I am, make sure to see the new documentary on his life: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes. It aired two night ago on PBS' American Masters series, and you can order the DVD. This portrait shows a bold imagination at work and will at the same time make you feel happy to be American and human.

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kenju said...

I saw most of the American Masters show and enjoyed it very much. I w3ill do my best to remember about the show tomorrow.

Peggy Payne said...

I'm just pleased to be alive at the same time genius GK is.

And I'm proud to have adjoining chapters with him in the book Of Fiction and Faith by Dale Brown. It was interviews with 12 writers and nothing came between K for Keillor and P for Payne.