Garrison Keillor Giving a Lecture

Garrison Keillor, the host of A Prairie Home Companion was born Garry Edward Keillor on August 7, 1942 in Anoka Minnesota. Born into a family of middle social status, Garrison Keillor was raised in a fundamentalist Christian faith, which he has left opting to practice in Lutheran and Episcopalian Churches instead. His faith is often worked into the Prairie Home Companion show where comments that all Minnesotans are Lutheran. Garrison Keillor is a graduated of the University of Minnesota, where he received a degree in English and worked with the campus radio, his start in broadcasting.

Garrison Keillor joined the Minnesota Education Radio in 1969 and created A Prairie Home Companion on July 6 1974. A Prairie Home Companion is his brainchild, and is classified as a radio variety show that highlights life in Minnesota, especially in Lake Wobegon the fictitious hometown of Garrison Keillor. Garrison Keillor is also a writer and has been published several times for penning collections of his monologues from the A Prairie Home Companion and for writing new material about everyday life in Lake Wobegon.

Garrison Keillor is currently married to Jenny Lind Nilsson, the two have a daughter Maia. The Keillor family lives in New York City and Saint Paul, Minnesota.


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