I should have noted earlier – YES, I’ve put in a request to interview Garrison Keillor. David O’Neill, his public relations person, replied saying “Sorry, he’s unavailable.”
Now you may be thinking “but you’re MPR! And he’s Garrison Keillor!”
Both facts are true, but just a reminder that Garrison Keillor ceased being an employee of MPR years ago, when he formed the company “Prairie Home Productions.”
So while MPR’s parent company American Public Media distributes A Prairie Home Companion to other radio stations, the show is produced by a separate company. So if Keillor doesn’t want to talk to us, he doesn’t have to talk to us.