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Celebrate Muhammad Ali’s 80th birthday with PBS programs exploring his legacy

For Release: 01/10/22 4:36 PM

In recognition of the late Muhammad Ali’s 80th birthday, KET and PBS present several programs over the next week celebrating the Louisville native’s life and legacy.

PBS Books, USA TODAY and the Muhammad Ali Center will present Champion of Service: Celebrating Muhammad Ali, a live virtual event at 8/7 pm on Wednesday, Jan. 12, on the PBS Books Facebook page. The program explores how Ali became a champion of humanitarianism through his commitment to service outside the ring.

On Monday, Jan. 17, KET will air City of Ali at 8/7 pm. This locally produced film explores Muhammad Ali’s lifelong relationship with his hometown of Louisville through his funeral procession in 2016, which drew 100,000 people along the city’s streets. Through candid interviews with friends and relatives, viewers get a behind-the-scenes account of the man who went on to become a global icon.

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Elizabeth Greenfield
Director of Marketing and Communications