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Garrison Keillor: Radio host fired amid misconduct claims

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US public radio host Garrison Keillor has been fired amid a declare of misconduct.

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) mentioned a colleague on Keillor’s former display, A Prairie Home Companion, had accused him of beside the point behaviour.

Keillor instructed Associated Press he misplaced his process over “a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard”.

The station mentioned it didn’t know of any allegations involving another workforce.

MPR mentioned it might:

  • finish its contracts with Mr Keillor and his firms
  • forestall broadcasting his syndicated display The Writer’s Almanac
  • forestall rebroadcasting highlights from A Prairie Home Companion
  • alternate that programme’s identify
  • cut loose a web based catalogue and site related to him

MPR President Jon McTaggart mentioned: “Garrison Keillor has been the most important a part of the expansion and luck of MPR, and all people within the MPR neighborhood are saddened via those cases.

“While we respect the contributions Garrison has made to MPR and to all of public radio, we imagine this choice is the appropriate factor to do and is vital to proceed to earn the believe of our audiences, staff and supporters of our public provider.”

Mr Keillor instructed AP: “It’s some form of poetic irony to be knocked off the air via a tale, having instructed such a lot of of them myself, however I am 75 and should not have any hobby in arguing about this. And I can’t in judgment of right and wrong carry risk to a super organisation I have labored exhausting for since 1969.”

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