This afternoon, Garrison Keillor’s relationship together with his longtime broadcasting house, Minnesota Public Radio, was terminated following allegations of inappropriate office conduct that occured throughout his run producing the present A Prairie Home Companion. MPR and American Public Media (APM) have introduced that they’ll discontinue or rebrand programming related to Keillor, severing all ties with the broadcaster. The firm’s assertion reads as follows:
MPR will finish its enterprise relationships with Mr. Keillor’s media corporations efficient instantly. By terminating the contracts, MPR and American Public Media (APM) will:
* finish distribution and broadcast of The Writer’s Almanac and rebroadcasts of The Best of A Prairie Home Companion hosted by Garrison Keillor;
* change the title of APM’s weekly music and selection program hosted by Chris Thile; and,
* separate from the Pretty Good Goods on-line catalog and the PrairieHome.org web site.
MPR additionally defined its authorized course of main as much as the choice to stroll away from Keillor. After the board’s chair was knowledgeable, an oversight committee was fashioned and the corporate introduced in an out of doors regulation agency to independently examine the allegations. That investigation continues to be on-going, and MPR says it has not uncovered any related allegations in opposition to Keillor by different staffers. “Over the last several weeks, the special Board Committee has worked closely with MPR President Jon McTaggart and legal counsel to review the facts as we know them and carefully consider the implications of the various options,” stated David Murphy, Chair of the MPR Board of Trustees, in MPR’s assertion. “The Board Committee concluded that terminating the Keillor relationships was the appropriate decision and the Board and Jon are aligned in this action.”