Regarding the piece by Lawrence Henry on Garrison Keillor, I too have not found the author or radio program funny for quite a while. In fact, the show openly and aggressively mocks my conservative values. I’ve been weaning myself, and my family, from what was once a wholesome habit — family time around a fun show.p>“‘A Prairie Home Companion’ hasn’t been very funny for quite a long time. Maybe it’s just time to quit.” At least this listener has quit both that show and all of the other PBS conservative-mocking drivel. br> — Jim Brace /p>
I enjoyed your article on Garrison Keillor and the “Prairie Home Companion” radio show. I became familiar with the show back in the early '80s. I loved the “down home” stories and skits. It was entertaining radio.
I returned to the “Prairie Home Companion” in the mid-'90s. The first thing I noticed was that a certain darkness had crept into his stories. Also, he introduced politics into both his conversation and his skits. Both introductions bothered me and I became a less frequent listener. As time passed, his politics became more and more bitter. I finally stopped listening.
I wish it was possible to return to the “Prairie Home Companion” of the '80s. But as the old trite saying goes, “You can never go back.”p>Thanks again for an enjoyable article. It was a pleasant reminder of better radio.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?