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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.

Premieres on-air and on-demand, September 19, 8/7 pm

Muhammad Ali Ken Burns

Virtual Events: Conversations on Muhammad Ali

Join hour-long discussions with Ken Burns and special guests, featuring clips from the upcoming four-part series, Muhammad Ali. Viewers may register for multiple events. Once registered, you will receive a unique, non-transferable link to attend the virtual event. Join the larger conversation on social media with #MuhammadAliPBS.

After these virtual events, the conversations will be available to stream.

“Ali the Man”

“Ali the Man” was presented by PBS and The Undefeated on June 23.

“Ali on the World’s Stage”

“Ali on the World’s Stage” was presented by PBS and The Undefeated on July 19.

Thursday, September 9: “Ali, Race & Religion” | 7:00 pm ET

“Ali, Race and Religion” presented by PBS and The Undefeated.

Tuesday, September 14: “Ali, Activism & the Modern Athlete” | 7:00 pm ET

“Ali, Activism & the Modern Athlete” presented by PBS and The Undefeated.

More to Stream

Donald Lassere, the president and CEO of the Muhammad Ali Center, on the Connections set.

Connections: “The Ali Center’s Donald Lassere”
Renee discusses Ali’s life and career with Donald Lassere, the president and CEO of the Muhammad Ali Center.

Muhammad and Lonnie Ali.

Louisville Life: 21c, Ali Center, Vintage Fire, and more
In this episode of Louisville Life, learn more about the Muhammad Ali Center.

Rudell Stitch posing in boxing gloves.

Louisville Life: Rudell Stitch – Sparring with “The Greatest”
In this episode of Louisville Life, watch a profile of Rudell Stitch who sparred with Ali in the 60s.

Muhammad Ali in a boxing pose.

Louisville’s Own Ali
This film explores the life of Muhammad Ali from the perspective of his hometown.

Red Everlast boxing gloves with writing on them next to a small white cross.

Louisville Life: Muhammad Ali Tribute
In June 2016, Louisville memorialized Muhammad Ali. KET caught a number of special moments.

Pearse Lyons and his daughter Aoife and son Mark.

One to One clip: Pearse Lyons on Muhammad Ali
Pearse Lyons talks to host Bill Goodman about the influence of Muhammad Ali.

The Kentucky Collectibles logo.

Kentucky Collectibles clip: Frazier/Ali Gloves
Check out this appraisal of boxing gloves with some very famous signatures on them.

In Their Own Words: Muhammad Ali
Follow Ali’s path from a gym in Louisville to his inspirational appearance at the Atlanta Olympics.

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