July 20, 1996 rebroadcast with Nanci Griffith, The Fairfield Four, The Hopeful Gospel Quartet, and Chet Atkins
A rebroadcast of the April 1, 1995 broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, live from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. With Nanci Griffith, The Fairfield Four, Chet Atkins with Paul Yandell, and the Hopeful Gospel Quartet. Songs include "Back Again," about Republicans in Washington; and "Stealin' from Chet," played by Pat Donohue and Chet Atkins.
July 13, 1996 Talent from Towns Under 2,000 rebroadcast
A rebroadcast of the April 8, 1995 broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, live from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota-" Talent From Towns Under 2,000." Featuring six acts from the small towns and rural areas of the upper Midwest: the Bob Brenny Polka Band, harmonica player Larry Cooper, pianist William Munson, guitarist-singer Yata Peinovich, a cappella octet Sometimes 8, and yodeler Janet Sorenson.
July 6, 1996 rebroadcast with the New England Chestnuts, Mike Seeger, and the Hopeful Gospel Quartet
A rebroadcast of the March 4, 1995 broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, live from Amherst, Massachusetts, with the New England Chestnuts, a Contra dance band; traditional musician Mike Seeger; and the Hopeful Gospel Quartet. Sketches includes "Adventures in Ethics," about a talk-show host with a conscience (the conscience's voice is child-actress Erica Rhodes).
June 29, 1996 broadcast with the Interlochen Players
Live from the Kresge Auditorium in Interlochen, Michigan, with The Interlochen Players.
June 22, 1996 broadcast with John Berendt, The Squirrel Nut Zippers, and Robin & Linda Williams
Live from the Johnny Mercer Theater in Savannah, Georgia, with John Berendt, The Squirrel Nut Zippers, and Robin and Linda Williams.
June 15, 1996 broadcast with Johnny Gimble & Texas Swing and Flaco Jimenez y su Conjunto
Live from the Laurie Auditorium in San Antonio, Texas, with Johnny Gimble and Texas Swing, Flaco Jimenez y su Conjunto, and the Oddest Laugh in Texas Contest.
June 8, 1996 broadcast with Ian Frazier, Wallace McRae, and the Jo Miller/Laura Love Connection
Live from the Alberta Bair Theater in Billings, Montana, with author Ian Frazier, poet Wallace McRae, and the Jo Miller/Laura Love Connection.
June 1, 1996 broadcast with Kenny Sidle and Throat Culture
Live from the Palace Theatre in Columbus, Ohio, with Kenny Sidle and his All-Star Band and Throat Culture.
May 25, 1996 broadcast with The Red Clay Rumblers and Sweet Honey in the Rock
Live from the Carmichael Auditorium in The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with The Red Clay Ramblers and Sweet Honey In the Rock.
May 11, 1996 broadcast with Kate MacKenzie, Michael Cleveland, Solas, and Chris Thile
Live from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, with Kate MacKenzie, Michael Cleveland, Solas and Chris Thile.