Garrison Keillor was scheduled to be part of the season finale of PBS's "Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr." But in light of allegations of inappropriate behavior towards a co-worker at "Prairie Home Companion," Keillor's segment is being removed.
The "Funny Business" episode, scheduled to air at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, was to spotlight Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari and Keillor. Now the segment with the legendary broadcaster will be replaced by a repeat featuring Maya Rudolph.
"PBS and the producing station WETA felt that Keillor’s inclusion in the broadcast at this time would distract from the series’ purpose of exploring genealogy and ancestry," said Kate Kelly, WETA's senior director of publicity at WETA, the show's production station.
MPR severed ties with Keillor earlier this month after an employee alleged that he had exhibited inappropriate behavior towards her. MPR has yet to provide details.