Garrison on radio

Garrison on radio

Posted January 8th, 2007 by debritz

It's not secret that I love the broadcast medium. The late Robert Altman's movie about a long-running radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, is just opening in the UK, and the show's creator Garrison Keillor spoke to the BBC. Here's part of what what he had to say:

"Radio gives you your language. It's a perfect medium for it: poetry, comedy, narrative, or just everyday yammering and gnashing of teeth. You tend to remember what you hear whereas TV distracts you by flashing pictures at you and doing camera acrobatics. People sometimes tell me stories I told them on the radio years ago. Quite astonishing. TV has attention deficit disorder built into it, unfortunately."