Nixon administration memo: Phone call from Billy Graham

This declassified document from the administration of President Richard Nixon reveals that the Rev. Billy Graham called the White House from Montreat to discuss a potentially thorny matter—a request by a prominent Democrat for a public show of support from the evangelist. The memo shows how Nixon’s White House handled the matter. Click here to […]

Judgment days

Paying their respects: Billy Graham speaks at the opening of his library in Charlotte earlier this year. Three former presidents — George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton — were there to speak of their admiration for him. Photo By Cecil Bothwell In the weeks after John F. Kennedy won one of the closest […]

Billy Graham confidential: New Nixon political memos released

Will it ever stop? Years after his death, President Richard Nixon’s secrets keep rising from the archives—as the latest batch did just last week. illustration by V.C. Rogers With the release of each classified memo and secretly recorded tape, more is learned about the inner workings of the Nixon White House—and of the people who […]