When Garrison Keillor talks, an audience listens. His voice is simply mesmerizing, whether he's telling humorous stories or riffing on the differences between New York and the Midwest. In this 1997 program from the 92nd Street Y, Keillor is at his soothing and engaging best. He tickles funny bones, pulls heartstrings, and in general exposes human beings at their most tender.
The Minnesota native has been delighting radio audiences since 1963 and his public radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, is only one showcase for his many charms. Keillor answers questions at the end of his program, proving himself to be just as funny off the cuff as he is formally.