Billy Graham has been dubbed the "Pope of Protestant America." He's prayed with every U.S. president since Harry Truman and has had tremendous influence on American life. But now in his 90s, Graham is living a quieter, less-active life. One preacher emerging to carry on his legacy is his daughter, Anne Graham Lotz. She talks to Guy Raz about the resistance she witnessed from many corners, including from her famous father, to a woman stepping out of the traditional role to preach the gospel.
GUY RAZ, host: This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Guy Raz. The Reverend Billy Graham has been the preeminent evangelical preacher in the United States for nearly five decades. Today, his son Franklin runs the Graham empire, but many evangelicals are also drawn to Billy's daughter Anne. Anne Graham Lotz has become an influential preacher in her own right. At 63, she's written 14 books. She has a daily radio program broadcast on more than 700 stations. And huge crowds, both in this country and abroad, come to hear her preach or teach, as she says, from a uniquely female perspective.