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America's Pastor?: Exploring the legacy of the late Rev. Billy Graham
February 23, 2018
The Rev. Billy Graham, who evangelized to millions around the world, has died at 99. For many, he was "America's pastor." For others, his legacy is not spotless.
Tracking the Rev. Billy Graham's rise from tent revivals to packed stadiums February 23, 2018
The big news in the religion world over the last few days is the death of the Rev. Billy Graham at 99. He is considered the first global American religious figure to bring revival-style Christian preaching to a mass audience. Adelle Banks and Darren Dochuk give us an overview of why he is such an important figure.

Adelle Banks, production editor and national reporter for Religion News Service
Darren Dochuk, professor of history at the University of Notre Dame and author of From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism

The Rev. Billy Graham meeting with former President Ronald Reagan and former First Lady Nancy Reagan
Why Graham’s 'simple' Christian message wasn’t enough for all audiences February 23, 2018
What was it about the Rev. Billy Graham’s message that made him so effective at reaching millions of people across the globe? While many came to the dais ready to convert at the end of his sermons, others felt his message didn’t go far enough to confront social justice issues. Plus, we revisit Maureen's 2008 interview with Michael G. Long on the mixed legacy Graham is leaving behind.

Ryan Danker, assistant professor of the history of Christianity and Methodist studies at Wesley Theological Seminary 
Yolanda Pierce, Dean of Howard University’s School of Divinity 
Michael G. Long, associate professor of religious studies at Elizabethtown College 

Father and son: Where the Rev. Franklin Graham will take his father’s ministry February 23, 2018
In recent years, the ministry associated with the Rev. Billy Graham took a more partisan and oppositional posture toward other religions, particularly Islam, under son Franklin’s leadership. First we hear an excerpt of Maureen's 2011 interview with the Rev. Franklin Graham about his father's thoughts as he neared the end of his life. Then, we talk with CNN religion editor Daniel Burke about the differences and commonalities between the two Grahams. 

Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Daniel Burke, religion editor at CNN