Sunday, December 31, 2006

A 'Prairie Home' New Year

Sorry to be so tardy in posting this, but better late than never: Garrison Keillor tonight will host a live New Year's Eve broadcast from Nashville's legendary Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry (the inspiration, Keillor has always admitted, for his own Prairie Home Companion radio series). Of course, as we all know after watching the late Robert Altman's delightful final film, Keillor doesn't do eulogies. But I really wouldn't be surprised to hear some affectionate mention of Altman amid the festivities.

In any event, you can see the program tonight on most PBS stations. Or you can downstream the audio, and listen along with folks from Chattanooga to New Orleans, from Toronto to Liverpool, all over the world.

And BTW: Happy New Year, to one and all.

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