The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association was always eager to use new technology to reach a mass audience with the Christian Gospel. Graham made early use of network television to broadcast a weekly program, used cable television (called land lines) in England to expand the number of people who could attend his meetings and in later years made world wide broadcasts via satellite. Other examples of this are the Talking Pictures that the BGEA began producing in 1952. The recording industry was then experimenting with paper phonograph records. The BGEA used the technology to produce inexpensive 78 rpm (later 33/13) records that could be sent out as giveaways to supporters and inquirers. They were called Talking Pictures because they carried pictures of Graham and the BGEA's ministry as well as audio recordings. Each Talking picture was 8.25 inches square, with pictures and usually a recording on each side. The BGEA continue to produce these for the next decade.
|Billy Graham's Historic Meeting on the Steps of the Capital , 1952||The Home, 1952|
|The Hour of Decision in History: America has made its Decision, 1953||The Hour of Decision in History: Let Freedom Ring, 1953||The Responsibility of the American Home, 1954|
|A Memento of the All-Scotland Crusade, 1955||The Ninety and Nine , 1955||Greater Evangelistic Crusade of Toronto , 1955|
|Go Tell it on the Mountain, 1955||Souvenir of the New York Crusade, 1957||The Peace We Seek, 1961|
|Billy Graham Answers Teen-agers Questions, 1962|
Link to the online guide Collection 102, containing the phonograph records of the BGEA