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The place "where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking and all the children are above average" is the creation of Lake Wobegon's founder, Garrison Keillor. The show began as a morning radio program on Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, called "A Prairie Home Companion" and in 1974, it became a live radio broadcast. Keillor also hosts the daily radio show "The Writer's Almanac," during which he reads poems and recounts the day in history. "Good Poems, American Places" (Viking) is Keillor's latest book, in which he offers some of his favorite poems, organized by regions of America.