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Ken Burns Touts ‘Muhammad Ali’ Series, Rebuts Criticism Over Tight PBS Relationship

Muhammad Ali called himself the greatest, and filmmaker Ken Burns, director of the upcoming PBS documentary series about the boxing champion, “global icon and inspiration,” is not one to disagree. The four-part, eight-hour series titled simply Muhammad Ali airs on consecutive nights on PBS beginning Sept. 19. (AP photo/John Rooney)

Ken Burns Making Film On Muhammad Ali

The PBS documentarian announced Tuesday that he and two partners will make a two-part, four-hour film about the former heavyweight champ, who died last June.

Bounce TV to Air Ali Memorial Service Live

Bounce TV will carry Muhammad Ali’s farewell procession through the streets of Louisville, Ky., and his memorial service live, uninterrupted and commercial-free this Friday, June 10. Bounce TV’s coverage will begin at 9 a.m. ET with the procession, which will take Ali on a final journey through his hometown of Louisville, passing memorable landmarks in his life, including his […]

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Cosell And Ali Were Must-See Sports TV

Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell of ABC Sports were one of TV’s great, yet odd, pairings: two men with distinctly different backgrounds who shared the ability to polarize and captivate the public. (AP photo)

Bounce TV To Air Muhammad Ali’s ‘The Greatest’

Bounce TV will celebrate the life of Muhammad Ali with a special presentation of The Greatest, the 1977 motion picture in which Ali stars as himself, on Monday night, June 6 at 10 p.m. ET. The Greatest is a dramatization of Ali’s life and starts with his rise to fame winning the heavyweight gold medal at the 1960 Olympic Games, […]