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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.


Directed and produced by Ken Burns, David McMahon, and Sarah Burns, written by Sarah Burns and David McMahon, and executive produced by Ken Burns, Muhammad Ali premieres September 19-22 on PBS. (8 hours)