People discuss Billy Graham at conference

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

A conference wrapped up Friday night on a discussion of the life and legacy of the Reverend Billy Graham.

On Friday, Channel 9 talked to the reverend's son, Franklin Graham, who said that his father is weak but his vitals are strong.

Billy Graham has been in and out of the hospital dealing with respiratory issues since his 95th birthday in November.

Friday's conference was at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary on Carowinds Boulevard.

The event was for those who admire Graham to learn more about his childhood and how he became an icon.
 
"He has stood for the truth and he has lived it, and he's done it without being judgmental and drawing in people from all backgrounds, classes and races. So I would say he'd be a symbol of the very best of the Christian faith,” said Leighton Ford, Billy Graham’s brother-in-law.

Ford said the reverend was sitting up Friday, enjoying the sunshine

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