The Late Movies: Happy 70th Birthday, Garrison Keillor

Erica Palan

Beloved public radio personality Garrison Keillor turned 70 years old today. Best known as host of the Minnesota Public Radio show A Prairie Home Companion, Keillor is an accomplished author, storyteller and humorist. Here, six videos that encompass the spirit and career of Keillor. Happy Birthday!

On the Moth: Lessons in Swimming

The story begins with the sad tale of his drowned cousin, which prompted his mother to sign him up for swimming lessons.

On Lake Wobegon Summer 1956

Keillor discusses his semi-autobiographical novel chronicling the summer of a young teenage boy growing up in Minnesota.

Advice to Writers

"Walk for two or three miles every day. Rapidly, if necessary."

Reading Poe

You haven't really heard "The Raven" until you've heard this version, which was first heard on A Prairie Home Companion in the late '90s.

"I Just Wish That She Were Here"

This sweet song was recorded live at The Fitzgerald Theater with The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band.

The Ethics Of Halloween Jokes

Well measured advice on how to celebrate the holiday.