NEW YORK (AP) — Garrison Keillor will have two books out this fall — a novel and a memoir — marking his first releases since sexual harassment allegations were made against the author and humorist...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — American Public Media Group announced Tuesday it has canceled musician Chris Thile’s “Live from Here” radio show, the successor to Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home...
FRIDLEY, Minn. (AP) — Garrison Keillor looked comfortable on the small stage as he sang Christmas lullabies, told off-color limericks and spun a tale about a lutefisk dinner at the fictitious Lake Wobegon.
Starting off with his familiar opener "Tishomingo Blues," Keillor offered up a warm, nostalgic take on his former public radio show "A Prairie Home Companion," minus his hard-boiled Guy Noir, Private Eye and Lives of the Cowboys skits.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Public Radio is selling the century-old theater where Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" was based.
MPR President and CEO John McTaggart announced Wednesday that the radio network is selling the 1,000-seat Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul to Minneapolis nightclub First Avenue .
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An appearance by Garrison Keillor, former host of "A Prairie Home Companion," at a Vermont book festival has been canceled after public outcry.
Burlington Book Festival Founding Director Rick Kisonak confirmed to Vermont Public Radio that the Oct. 14 fundraising event would not take place.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Organizers of the Burlington Book Festival are facing criticism over a scheduled appearance by Garrison Keillor, former host of "A Prairie Home Companion."
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Public Radio has dismissed three longtime employees of the former "A Prairie Home Companion" show, including the son of creator and ex-host Garrison Keillor.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Jason Keillor was dismissed last week along with Prairie Home Productions managing director Kate Gustafson and publicist David O'Neill.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Public Radio says it has an agreement with Garrison Keillor to restore online access to old recordings of his "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show.
MPR said Friday it will pay Keillor $275,000 for limited, non-exclusive rights to those shows for three years as well as Keillor's "The Writer's Almanac," a short daily offering that featured Keillor reading poetry and literary bits.
NEW YORK (AP) — The American Academy of Arts and Letters condemned the "abhorrent" conduct of members facing sexual harassment allegations, but declined to take further action.
Authors Sherman Alexie and Garrison Keillor and architect Richard Meier are among the academy members who have been criticized, with Meier since removed from the Architectural League of New York and Keillor fired from Minnesota Public Radio. The academy board offered no comment on Tuesday beyond its statement.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Former radio host Garrison Keillor said he hopes the sexual allegations against him are fading and believes Minnesota Public Radio made a grave mistake when it cut ties with him.
Keillor's comments followed his first appearance before an audience since the controversy erupted in November, The Daily Courier in Prescott, Arizona, reported.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Garrison Keillor described several sexually suggestive emails he exchanged with a former researcher who accused him of sexual misconduct as "romantic writing" that never resulted in a physical relationship, and the radio host rejected the idea that because he was her boss — and the driving force of a hugely popular radio program — it could be sexual harassment.
The woman responded, via her attorney, that Keillor's power over her job made her afraid to say no to him.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The person who first accused the creator of "A Prairie Home Companion" of inappropriate conduct with a female employee was a disgruntled male staffer who spoke up after he was fired from the show last summer, according to a report published Friday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota has removed a plaque honoring humorist Garrison Keillor after he faced allegations of sexual misconduct.
Keillor's plaque is no longer displayed on the school's Scholars Walk, which honors outstanding university faculty and alumni, Minnesota Daily reported . But some of Keillor's song lyrics from an early radio show are still featured on campus.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Public Radio has provided additional details of allegations of sexual harassment against humorist Garrison Keillor, saying his alleged conduct went well beyond his account in November of accidentally touching a woman's bare back.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Public Radio provided additional details of allegations of sexual harassment against humorist Garrison Keillor on Tuesday, saying his alleged conduct went well beyond his account in November of accidentally touching a woman's bare back.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on a Minnesota Public Radio statement giving new details of allegations of sexual harassment against former radio host Garrison Keillor (all times local):
Former radio host Garrison Keillor is pushing back against new details of sexual harassment allegations against him.
LONDON (AP) — Actor Liam Neeson says the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal has sparked "a bit of a witch hunt."
Asked about the issue on the Irish broadcaster RTE, Neeson said: "There's some people, famous people, being suddenly accused of touching some girl's knee or something and suddenly they're being dropped from their program."
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Humorist Garrison Keillor says he is in negotiations with Minnesota Public Radio after the radio network cut ties with the former "A Prairie Home Companion" host over unspecified allegations of inappropriate behavior.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two of Minnesota's most famous people, Al Franken and Garrison Keillor, saw their legacies derailed as sexual misconduct scandals swept the political and entertainment worlds. A Minneapolis police officer made international headlines when he killed an unarmed Australian woman, while a jury acquitted a suburban Minneapolis officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist whose dying moments were streamed around the world on Facebook.
NEW YORK (AP) — "A Prairie Home Companion" has been given a new name — "Live from Here" — in the wake of creator Garrison Keillor's acrimonious split with Minnesota Public Radio.
Chris Thile, the mandolin virtuoso who has hosted the weekly variety show since Keillor's retirement last year, announced the new name Saturday evening as the show opened a live performance in New York City.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Garrison Keillor says Minnesota Public Radio was wrong to fire him last week without fully investigating what a senior executive has described as "multiple allegations" spanning an extended period against the former "A Prairie Home Companion" host.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Humorist Garrison Keillor says he plans to go to Mayo Clinic next week for a pacemaker implant.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a story Dec. 7 about Garrison Keillor, The Associated Press incorrectly referred to the radio show he hosted as "The Prairie Home Companion." It is "A Prairie Home Companion."
A corrected version of the story is below:
Keillor attorney: MPR must 'set the record straight'
An attorney for former "A Prairie Home Companion" host Garrison Keillor says MPR to "set the record straight" about the allegations against the humorist
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on allegations against Garrison Keillor during his time at Minnesota Public Radio (all times local):
Minnesota Public Radio insists it "carefully investigated" complaints from two people of "inappropriate behavior" by Garrison Keillor before it terminated its contracts with the creator of "A Prairie Home Companion."
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Wyard thought he knew what sexual harassment looked like: a put-out-or-lose-your-job overture. Now he's not so sure.
"Have we gotten to the point now where men can't say, 'That's a nice dress' or 'Did you do something with your hair?'" says the veteran sales associate for a Los Angeles company. "The potential problem is you can't even feel safe saying, 'Good morning' anymore."
NEW YORK (AP) — The man who replaced Garrison Keillor as host of "A Prairie Home Companion" says the workplace misconduct allegation against Keillor came as "heartbreaking news."
Chris Thile on Saturday addressed alleged improper conduct by Keillor in the opening minutes of the first show to be broadcast since news of the allegations broke.
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Dec. 2 about "A Prairie Home Companion", The Associated Press reported erroneously the new name for the radio show. A spokeswoman for Minnesota Public Radio, the show's producer, says a new name has not yet been chosen. The AP also misstated the relationship of Minnesota Public Radio to the show. MPR is the show's producer, and American Public Media is the show's distributor.
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story that Nov. 30, and previously moved on Nov. 10, Nov. 17, Nov. 22 and Nov. 24, about powerful men who have been accused of sexual misconduct, The Associated Press reported erroneously that celebrity chef John Besh had been accused by 25 women of sexual harassment. The women have accused male superiors at Besh's restaurants of systematic harassment, and one woman has accused the celebrity chef of pressuring her into a sexual relationship. Besh has said he believes that relationship was consensual.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on an accusation of improper conduct against humorist and author Garrison Keillor (all times local):
Garrison Keillor says he hasn't seen the allegations of improper conduct made against him.
Keillor had his contracts with Minnesota Public Radio terminated this week after he was accused of what the station said was inappropriate behavior with a person he worked with. MPR has declined to give details of the complaint, which it said involved one person.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Humorist and best-selling author Garrison Keillor's days at an Oregon airport are over.
The Register-Guard reports the city of Eugene says the "flying people" photo of Keillor will not be among photos reinstalled at the Eugene Airport as the facility resurrects much of the 176-photo exhibit.
NEW YORK (AP) — Award-winning playwright-screenwriter Israel Horovitz, who faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment, has departed from the Gloucester Stage Company.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A performance by Garrison Keillor in Connecticut has been canceled following an accusation of improper conduct against the longtime public radio personality.
The Warner Theatre in Torrington, Connecticut, was scheduled to host Keillor Thursday night. It says on its website that the performance has been canceled and refunds will be issued.
The former "A Prairie Home Companion" host was accused by one woman of inappropriate behavior.
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NEW YORK (AP) — "Today" show host Matt Lauer was fired for what NBC on Wednesday called "inappropriate sexual behavior" with a colleague and was promptly confronted with a published report accusing him of crude and habitual misconduct with other women around the office.
NEW YORK (AP) — Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual misconduct to rape. A look at the men in media and publishing who have been accused since the Weinstein allegations emerged: