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Outraged Garrison Keillor Fans Complain to MPR

Outraged Garrison Keillor Fans Complain to MPR

November 30, 2017 05:32 PM

ST. PAUL (AP) - Outraged Garrison Keillor fans are deluging Minnesota Public Radio with complaints for dismissing the humorist over alleged workplace misconduct.

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Some say they will no longer support MPR, one of the nation's largest public radio operations, which depends on financial contributions.

MPR said Wednesday it was cutting ties with Keillor, former host of the popular public radio show "A Prairie Home Companion," over an allegation of workplace misconduct. The network did not give details, but Keillor told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he had put his hand on a woman's bare back while trying to console her.

Minnesota Public Radio News reports dozens of people said they planned to cancel their MPR memberships.

More than 60 percent of last year's revenue for MPR and its parent company, American Public Media, came from the public.


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