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“PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION” CREATOR FIRED OVER “INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR” ALLEGATIONS

Long time host and grass-roots philosopher/comedian Garrison Keillor has been fired from Minnesota Public Radio after being accused of inappropriate behavior. This follows the firing of former NBC Today co-host Matt Lauer for the same type of allegations.

MPR says the allegation came last month from a person who worked with Keillor. MPR gave no details, but said it has no other similar allegations involving other staff.

MPR says an investigation is ongoing.

Keillor first announced his firing in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday. He says he was fired over “a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard.” But he didn’t provide any details.

MPR says it will no longer rebroadcast any Keillor-hosted editions of “A Prairie Home Companion.” Keillor retired from the show last year. MPR also says it will change the name of the show, which is now hosted by Chris Thile.

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