Woody Allen and the Reverend Billy Graham In Conversation

Here we have the odd couple. The agnostic filmmaker and one of America’s most influential religious figures engaged in a lively conversation. It’s actually a rather gentlemanly exchange from the late 1960s, and it’s added to our video collection of Cultural Icons. Part 1 appears below, and you can get Part 2 here.

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  1. keef says . . . | November 9, 2008 / 9:06 pm

    What’s really interesting are the comments people leave on youtube about this exchange. A lot of, “Wow, I was ready to hate Graham when I saw this but he seemed really quite nice” kind of stuff. As well as a lot of comments asking why more people cannot have friendly conversations such as this, although they may vehemently disagree. Our politicians today could learn alot from this exchange.

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  6. rhipp says . . . | June 15, 2012 / 12:43 pm

    Great interchange. Graham was drawing from received wisdom with humor. (He enjoyed the interview). To my surprise
    Woody showed tolerance (and great wit)probably reflecting the fact that he describes himself as an agnostic rather than an atheist.

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