(RNS) — How did Billy Graham become the most famous evangelist in America? Does he deserve blame for paving the way for the religious right? How should we see his place in America’s political and spiritual history?

The PBS series “American Experience” explores these questions in a fascinating two-hour documentary premiering Monday (May 17), offering an authoritative look at Graham’s life and ministry, from his beginnings as a dairy farmer’s son from Charlotte, North Carolina, to his death in February 2018 at age 99.

Billy Graham, in silhouette, during the opening ceremony to the Alabama Crusade at Birmingham’s Legion Field in 1972. (Religion New Service)

Read the full article here: https://wordandway.org/2021/05/17/pbss-billy-graham-documentary-captures-preachers-pull-ambition/

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