Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali brings to life one of the most indelible figures of the 20th century.

  • Fred Vigeant
Watch Muhammad Ali beginning Sunday, September 19 at 8pm on WITF. You can stream WITF TV live on our website and through the PBS Video app on Roku, Apple TV and iPhone and Android smartphones. The program is also available on-demand through the PBS Video app.


Muhammad Ali brings to life one of the best-known and most indelible figures of the 20th century, a three-time heavyweight boxing champion who captivated millions of fans throughout the world with his mesmerizing combination of speed, grace, and power in the ring, and charm and playful boasting outside of it. Ali insisted on being himself unconditionally and became a global icon and inspiration to people everywhere.

The documentary is in four parts:

  • Sunday – Round One – Cassius Clay rises from boastful amateur boxer to contender for the heavyweight championship.
  • Monday – Round Two – Muhammad Ali is banished from boxing for refusing induction into the Army.
  • Tuesday – Round Three – Muhammad Ali returns from exile and twice faces his greatest rival, Joe Frazier.
  • Wednesday – Round Four – Muhammad Ali shocks the world by defeating George Foreman and becomes the most famous man on earth.

Watch Muhammad Ali Sunday September 19 at 8pm and continuing nightly through Wednesday September 22. The episodes repeat nightly at 10pm. All four parts are available for on-demand viewing through the PBS Video app.

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