Not to get all theological with you, but it's my belief that our friends and kinfolk up in Heaven can look down here and see what's going on, and check in on us.
For all I know, that's true. One thing that is certain about heaven is that no one on earth knows what it's like up there, though.
But I go with my theory because many times here on this mortal coil, I have been helped by angels unseen. "Don't connect that red wire with the green one!" they importune. "Don't try to pass that truck on the right during a heavy thunderstorm in the dark!" they entreat. "That's enough garlic!" they plead.
Dad liked him from the start, which was 40 years ago this past weekend. "APHC" began on the Fourth of July, 1974, at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, before an audience that numbered in the dozen (after a few walkouts.) The show is based on Mr Keillor's devotion to another Saturday night radio staple, the Grand Ole Opry out of Nashville, which also presents country singers, comedians and live commercials for Martha White Biscuits and Goo-Goo Clusters. In the case of the Opry, the commercials are for real products; Mr Keillor's "sponsors" are made up entities such as Powdermilk Biscuits and Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery.
You can get to know him a little better by watching this recent interview/book plugging appearance with Craig Ferguson, and also catch this edition of his weekly "News From Lake Wobegon" on the radio show.
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