Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes

Not since Will Rogers and Mark Twain has America had the good fortune to have someone look at us in such a witty manner as Garrison Keillor.

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Series
American Masters
Premiere Date
July 1, 2009
Length
90 minutes
Funding Initiative
Series and Special Projects
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    2009 CINE Golden Eagle Awards-CINE Golden Eagle Award
  • Producer/Director

    Peter Rosen

    Peter Rosen has produced and directed more than 100 full-length films and television programs that have been distributed worldwide and have won awards at major film festivals. He has directed important figures in the arts such as Leonard Bernstein, Yo-Yo Ma, Beverly Sills, Stephen Sondheim, Midori, Martha Graham, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Show more Van Cliburn, Claudio Arrau, I. M. Pei, and Garrison Keillor. He has won the DGA Award, a Peabody, and an Emmy. Show less

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    The Film

    No one else has a take on America that is as incisive as Garrison Keillor. Not since Will Rogers and Mark Twain has America had the good fortune to have someone look at us in such a witty manner. This film trails Garrison Keillor as America’s foremost humorist, as he takes us on a personal tour of the country and people he knows so well.

    Garrison Keillor, America’s raconteur, is a prolific author with more than 20 books to his credit, a highly sought speaker and lecturer, and is credited with reviving the virtually lost art of live radio entertainment in America. His weekly radio show, “Prairie Home Companion,” started in 1969, has more than 4 million listeners, is broadcast on 558 stations including America One and the Armed Forces Network.

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