Is he or isn’t he? Nine months after saying he’d retire as host of A Prairie Home Companion in the spring 2013, Garrison Keillor again said he’s reconsidering.
In the Sioux City Journal report Thursday, Keillor tells the paper he thought about leaving A Prairie Home Companion.
And then it panicked me … which got me to rethinking the whole brilliant idea. The show is going well. I love doing it. Why quit?
David O’Neill, APHC’s marketing director, said in an email to MPR News that Keillor has no specific plans to retire.
Keillor in McEnroe’s post:
I’m starting to doubt that myself. I’ve been thinking about it, thinking: what else would I do? And I can’t come up with anything….If I didn’t do it I would wind up in a tiny walk-up apartment with a couple of cats.
Keillor’s first public mention of retirement came in this interview in the AARP Bulletin in March.
I am planning to retire in the spring of 2013, but first I have to find my replacement. I’m pushing forward, and also I’m in denial. It’s an interesting time of life.