Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes
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Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes
Regarded by many as America's foremost humorist and likened by others to a late 20th century reincarnation of Samuel Langhorne Clemens and Will Rogers, Minnesota-based Garrison Keillor commenced his popular public radio series A Prairie Home Companion in 1974. In each weekly three-hour broadcast, Keillor utilizes folk music, often parodistic playlets, satirical product endorsements and gentle short stories to both send up old-time radio programs and conjure up an enchanting view of middle Americana. Created as an episode of PBS's popular American Masters documentary series, Peter… More
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"An amiable portrait of this somewhat enigmatic radio performer."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"Why does he wear red shoes? Documentary forgets to ask."
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"Portrait captures the charm of A Prairie Home Companion and its creator considerably more than Robert Altman's star-heavy 2006 feature of the same name."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes is an utterly pedantic TV documentary inexplicably given life on the big screen."
‑ Peter Schilling, Minneapolis Star Tribune