MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota- Garrison Keillor, the long-time host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” says he’s been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of improper behavior.
The Associated Press says Keillor told the news agency of his dismissal in an email. In a following statement statement, he says he was fired over “a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard.”
Further information hasn’t been released.
During an interview on July 20, 2015, Keillor announced his intent to retire from the show after the 2015–2016 season, saying, “I have a lot of other things that I want to do. I mean, nobody retires anymore. Writers never retire. But this is my last season.
“The Writer’s Almanac” is still produced for syndication.