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Classic episodes from the “A Prairie Home Companion” archives

A Prairie Home Companion: December 6, 2008

A Prairie Home Companion: December 6, 2008

With Michael Feinstein (pictured), Metropolitan Opera Tenor Raul Melo, and Inga Swearingen. Scripts include English Majors, Guy Noir, and a sound effects sketch.

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A Prairie Home Companion: November 29, 1997

A Prairie Home Companion: November 29, 1997

A ’90s November show from Chicago, Illinois, featuring a handful of legends: including gospel singer & activist Mavis Staples and broadcaster & historian Studs Terkel.

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A Prairie Home Companion: November 2, 2002

A Prairie Home Companion: November 2, 2002

A November show with scripts about Duct Tape, English Majors, Hamlet, and the Story of Bob. Plus, singer/songwriter Iris DeMent (pictured) and accordion player Dan Newton.

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A Prairie Home Companion: November 18, 2000

A Prairie Home Companion: November 18, 2000

Live from Town Hall in New York, New York, with jazz singer/pianist Diana Krall and Russell Malone on guitar, violin player Andy Stein, and Vince Giordano (pictured).

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A Prairie Home Companion: November 4, 1995

A Prairie Home Companion: November 4, 1995

A 90’s show with rockabilly band Jack Knife & The Sharps, prose poet Louis Jenkins (pictured), mandolin virtuoso Evan Marshall, and Bill Hinkley & Judy Larson.

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A Prairie Home Companion: Halloween, 1999

A Prairie Home Companion: Halloween, 1999

“It’s our Halloween weekend show. Compared to Labor Day or Thanksgiving, Halloween is really weird. My next guest is a bat, an ordinary brown bat.”

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A Prairie Home Companion: October 22, 2011

A Prairie Home Companion: October 22, 2011

With special guests, author, distinguished Broadway actor and Academy Award-nominee John Lithgow. Plus, acoustic duo Storyhill and Nashville guitar man Steve Wariner. 

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A Prairie Home Companion: October 17, 2009

A Prairie Home Companion: October 17, 2009

Another October broadcast, this time from 2009. Featuring country music royalty Rosanne Cash (pictured) and jazz vocalist/songwriter Heather Masse.

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A Prairie Home Companion: October 28, 2006

A Prairie Home Companion: October 28, 2006

An October broadcast with very special guests, the Queen of the blues renaissance herself, Bonnie Raitt, and firecrackers of the Canadian prairie The Wailin’ Jennys.

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A Prairie Home Companion: 1996 Young Artists

A Prairie Home Companion: 1996 Young Artists

The Young Artists’ Showcase of 1996, featuring artists in their teens and twenties. Kate MacKenzie, the band Solas, Michael Cleveland, and future host Chris Thile appear.

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