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AMERICA ONLINE FEATURES TIME MAGAZINE'S NEWSMAKER EVANGELIST BILLY GRAHAM IN LIVE EVENT; INTERACTIVE EVENT SET FOR TONIGHT

 VIENNA, Va., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- America Online, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: AMER), announced it will host a live, interactive event featuring world renowned evangelist Billy Graham tonight at 8 p.m. EST. Graham is featured on the cover of TIME Magazine this week, with a story that depicts his life as an evangelist and counselor to U.S. presidents and world leaders alike.
 America Online's more than 450,000 subscribers already have electronic access to current and past issues of TIME Magazine online. Graham's appearance marks the first time that a national news magazine and an online services company will work together to deliver a newsmaker for a live, interactive event. Graham will be interactively linked with America Online's subscribers from the comfort and convenience of his North Carolina office.
 "The promise of the interactive age is that it gives individuals direct contact with people who make the news and influence policy and trends in America," said Steve Case, president and CEO of America Online. "We're delighted to sponsor this first-of-its-kind event."
 "At 75 years of age, having successfully utilized all of the traditional media around the world, Mr. Graham continues to be innovative in his ministry by being the first to make himself available to America through this emerging medium," said A. Larry Ross, spokesman for The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
 America Online, Inc., is a leading provider of online services to consumers. The company offers its more than 450,000 subscribers a wide variety of services, including electronic mail, conferencing, software, computing support, electronic magazines and newspapers and online classes. Founded in 1985, the company has established strategic alliances with dozens of companies including Time-Warner, CNN, Knight- Ridder, Tribune Company, IBM and Apple. The company completed an initial stock offering in March 1992. Personal computer owners can obtain the America Online software at major software retailers and bookstores, or by calling 800-827-6364.
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 /CONTACT: Jean Villanueva, vice president, corporate communications, of America Online, 703-883-1675/
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