Media On-Site Coverage Information
Updated: Feb 22, 2018, 4:03 P.M. ET
A Media Center for all matters concerning the death of Billy Graham is located at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters: 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201, 704.401.3335. It will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, unless otherwise noted.
|Times of media briefings are available on this newsroom.|
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Charlotte is the international headquarters of the ministry founded by Billy Graham in 1950. It will be the final resting place for the evangelist, as it is for his wife, Ruth Bell Graham (1920 – 2007). During the coming days, the headquarters will serve as the information center for media covering the death of Mr. Graham.
For the latest media information, continue visiting this newsroom.
Media credentials are required for coverage of all memorial events on-site at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201). Every member of the media must apply for media credentials by filling out this form.
Credentials are for working media only. Individuals must be on an official assignment by an accredited media outlet in order to obtain a credential. (Freelancers must provide proof of assignment from an editor.)
Submission of an application does not guarantee the approval of a media credential. After review, media will be notified via email whether the application has been approved or denied.
The media entrance is the Billy Graham Library entrance (located off Westmont Drive). Upon arrival, media must present a photo ID and one of the following: a working press identification, an official media outlet business card or a letter on outlet letterhead.
Limited space will be available for media to attend the funeral and separate credentials are required. To apply for funeral credentials, see Obtaining Media Credentials for Private Funeral Service.
Parking passes will be distributed upon arriving at the Billy Graham Library entrance (located off Westmont Drive). Media will be directed to park in designated areas (see map).
Official spokespersons will be available during periodic briefings, the times of which will be posted in the Media Center and on this online newsroom. Further interview requests should be submitted by calling the Media Center at 704.401.3335.
The Billy Graham Library galleries and exhibits will be closed until further notice. Credentialed media will have access to the Media Center and first-floor deck on the back of the headquarters facility (just outside of the Media Center). A media shuttle will provide transportation from the Media Center to the Billy Graham Library and Graham Family Homeplace (see map). Due to the expected volume of traffic and major setup taking place in the main parking lots, media will not have access to other areas of the headquarters property without an escort. Additional details regarding media access on the property are available in the document Media Credentialing, Parking, Facilities, Access: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Headquarters.
SAT Truck Information
Satellite truck parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in the upper parking lot, as identified on the map below. To reduce generator noise, redundant shore power will be made available to media trucks in the parking lot of the Billy Graham Library.
Credentialed media will have access to the Media Center on the headquarters campus (see map). Please Note: Access to the Media Center may be limited due to space restrictions.
The following will be available in the Media Center:
- Media materials and Information
- Periodic briefings by official spokespersons
- Internet access
- Complimentary meals
BillyGraham.org/Media or DeMoss.com/BillyGraham:
- Media updates/media notices
- Funeral service details
- Background information and quotes
- Billy Graham b-roll
- High-resolution photos
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