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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 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. Tune into WGTE HD on 19, 20, 21, 22 September @ 8/7c for this four-part documentary special.

Screener Event

WGTE Public Media presents an exclusive virtual livestreamed screening event showcasing clips from the highly anticipated Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon documentary series, MUHAMMAD ALI. The event will be livestreamed from WGTE Public Media on Thursday, September 16 @ 7:00 pm.
Following the screening interact with filmmaker Sarah Burns as she discusses the making of MUHAMMAD ALI and then take part in a panel discussion with Toledo Mayor, Wade Kapszukiewicz, Toledo super middleweight boxing pro, Dre “The Axeman” Ware, Scott High School Principal, Dr. Carnel Smith, and Founder and Owner of the International Boxing Club, Harry Cummins. Facilitated by councilwoman, Vanice Williams, these Toledo heavyweights attribute Ali’s success to the impact boxing has on Toledo’s underserved youth.


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Corporate funding for MUHAMMAD ALI was provided by Bank of America. Major funding was provided by David M. Rubenstein. Major funding was also provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and by The Better Angels Society and by its members Alan and Marcia Docter; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tudor Jones; The Fullerton Family Charitable Fund; Gilchrist and Amy Berg; The Brooke Brown Barzun Philanthropic Foundation, The Owsley Brown III Philanthropic Foundation and The Augusta Brown Holland Philanthropic Foundation; Perry and Donna Golkin; John and Leslie McQuown; John and Catherine Debs; Fred and Donna Seigel; Susan and John Wieland; Stuart and Joanna Brown; Diane and Hal Brierley; Fiddlehead Fund; Rocco and Debby Landesman; McCloskey Family Charitable Trust; Mauree Jane and Mark Perry; and Donna and Richard Strong. And by viewers like you.