Life on the Prairie
As it happens, they did indeed video the final Prairie Home Companion hosted by Garrison Keillor -- it didn't make sense to me that they wouldn't, especially at the Hollywood Bowl which is set up for recording. About half a dozen segments have been posted, which is great to have, but that leaves so much untouched. That makes me suspect that they might at some point release the whole show.
This is one of the more fun sketches, "The Lives of the Cowboys," which I wrote about, the tale of Dusty and Lefty. As it nears the end, and Sara Watkins plays her part as the poetry editor with other dreams, it's fun to watch the reaction of the other singers to her performance. I don't want to say why and give away the joke, but the laughter and appreciation on their faces is thoroughly understandable.
(In this graphic below, that's Ms. Watkins immediately to Garrison Keillor's right. Her solo role hasn't come along yet in the sketch.)
There was a fun aftermath to the sketch, part of which unfortunately got cut out of the on-air broadcast, which was a shame. But here at least is the full piece before that.
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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