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Season 33, Episode 11 Garrison Keillor's Independence Day Special: A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood

First Aired: July 2, 2006

“Garrison Keillor's Independence Day Special: A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood.” Meryl Streep joins humorist Keillor for a concert version of the popular radio program, featuring the host's annual Lake Wobegon Fourth of July speech, along with characters from the show and the Hopeful Gospel Quartet, the Wailin' Jennys and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band. Taped July 1, 2006, at the Tanglewood Music Festival in Lenox, Mass.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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