televangelists

In his recent biography of Billy Graham, Grant Wacker nicknamed the Baptist preacher “America’s pastor.” Owing to a prolific career that began in 1949 and has now spanned nearly 70 years, which saw him as the spiritual advisor to multiple U.S. presidents, the moniker is arguably fitting.  Graham began his career at a pivotal time in American history, as Cold War anxieties pitted American piety against “godless communists.”
June 9, 2015