Garrison Keillor is planning to retire, the Star Tribune says:
“A Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor said Wednesday that he is “not counting on doing it [hosting the show] more than a couple more years.” He added that he would like to see the show continue with more of a musical focus, and that he would love to serve as that show’s producer.
No, he’s not, the Associated Press says:
A couple of friends “made a serious attempt” to get Keillor to retire, he said. “They gave me a beautiful sales pitch. They drew a lovely picture of what it would be like, and I could work on writing books and I could write at my own speed, and I could travel, except I travel now,” Keillor said.
Keillor was unavailable to comment to MPR today.