Buzzing: Writer hosts last show

Writer hosts last show

Writer-humorist Garrison Keillor's radio variety show A Prairie Home Companion signed off the air last Saturday after 42 seasons.

Except for a telephone call from United States President Barack Obama, the show, pre-taped last Friday at the Hollywood Bowl in front of 18,000 fans, had its usual mix of Americana music and comedy.

Mr Obama told him: "One of the reasons I miss driving is that you kept me company."

Prairie Home returns in October with a new host, band Nickel Creek's Chris Thile.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 05, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe