A 'Prairie Home' factbook
First show: July 6, 1974, Janet Wallace Auditorium at Macalester College in St. Paul.
Final show: July 1, 2016, Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
Audience: 4 million a week.
Heard on: Nearly 700 public radio stations, plus online, on the American Forces Network, SiriusXM Radio, Radio New Zealand and KPRG in Guam.
Honors: Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting, 1980.
Home: The former World Theater in downtown St. Paul, purchased in 1981 and renamed the Fitzgerald in 1994.
Hiatus: The show went off the air in 1987 when Garrison Keillor took a two-year break and moved to Denmark. Minnesota Public Radio created a replacement, "Good Evening," hosted by Noah Adams.
Comeback: In 1989, Keillor launched a New York-based show, "The American Radio Company of the Air." He moved it to St. Paul in 1992 and restored the "PHC" name a year later.