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The life and legend of Muhammad Ali

Ken Burns documentary series premieres on WITF-TV on September 19

Muhammad Ali ponders a question at news conference following his WBA heavyweight title bout with Leon Spinks in New Orleans on Friday, Sept. 16, 1978. Ali regained his title with a 15-round unanimous decision.

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Muhammad Ali ponders a question at news conference following his WBA heavyweight title bout with Leon Spinks in New Orleans on Friday, Sept. 16, 1978. Ali regained his title with a 15-round unanimous decision.

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Airdate: Thursday, September 16, 2021

Muhammad Ali is one of the best-known sports and cultural figures of the 20th century.

He was a three-time heavyweight boxing champion who captivated millions of fans throughout the world with his athletic power in the ring, and personality outside of it.

On Sunday, September 19, WITF-TV will air a four-part PBS documentary film series by Ken Burns on the life and legend of Muhammed Ali.

Gregory Kaliss, Ph.D., is a visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies at Franklin & Marshall University and he has written extensively about the boxer. Professor Kaliss joins Smart Talk Thursday to share his perspective.

 

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