President Lyndon Johnson presents the Man of the Year award of the Big Brothers organization to evangelist Billy Graham at the White House in Washington, D.C., in May, 1966. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday at the age of 99. (Associated Press file photo)

President Lyndon Johnson presents the Man of the Year award of the Big Brothers organization to evangelist Billy Graham at the White House in Washington, D.C., in May, 1966. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday at the age of 99. (Associated Press file photo)

Viewpoints: Billy Graham shaped U.S. religion and politics

Graham, who had the ear of many presidents, helped revive the language of religion in politics.

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