Behind the scenes of A Prairie Home Companion


CBS Early Show host Harry Smith was one of the guests on A Prairie Home Companion last Saturday and produced a nice piece for his show this morning on what it’s like to be a guest, including the pitfalls of a last-minute Keillor re-write of a song Smith was scheduled to sing.

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Here’s an extended Smith interview with Keillor.

In his segment on TV today, Keillor offered this piece of advice to Smith: “Wherever you go in broadcasting, never take calls from the listeners.

Or as we like to say here in the newsroom: The public. At least in these cubicles, we love to hear from you.

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