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The Legacy of Evangelist Billy Graham

photo of Billy Graham speaking a microphone
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Evangelist Billy Graham died this morning at his home in Montreat, North Carolina at 99 years old. Graham was known to many as “America’s Pastor,” and it is estimated that his sermons reached more than two billion people.

Beyond preaching, Graham was also known for being an outspoken opponent of communism and for his controversial anti-Semitic comments. Host Frank Stasio speaks with WUNC Capitol Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii about Graham's life and legacy.

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Laura Pellicer is a digital reporter with WUNC’s small but intrepid digital news team.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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