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A ‘Prairie Home’ 1st: Keillor To Guest On Own Show

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Garrison Keillor will finally get a chance to see what the audience sees at “A Prairie Home Companion.”

In a first for his long-running radio show, Keillor will take a guest spot and let someone else host.

Singer and fiddler Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek fame will host the Jan. 15 show from the Fitzgerald Theater. Keillor will still appear as private eye Guy Noir and Lefty the cowboy and deliver the “News from Lake Wobegon.”

Keillor says he’s never gotten to see the show himself. The 68-year-old humorist says for once, he wants “to stand in the back of the hall and watch for a few minutes.”

“A Prairie Home Companion” is heard on nearly 600 public radio stations across the U.S., drawing more than 4.3 million listeners weekly.

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