Humorist Garrison Keillor paid homage to one of his heroes when he broadcast his weekly radio show live from the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Conn., and described himself as "one of Mark Twain's children."

Calling Twain "a beautifully funny and kind and terrible man," Keillor said in his live show Saturday he owed the author a great debt."He's the father of us all who write humorous, semi-humorous stuff," he said.