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WGTE's Ali Day Program will help connect underserved youth to the core principles that shaped Muhammad Ali's success in and out of the boxing ring. Ali Day stems and is in conjunction with the 2021 premiere of the PBS documentary, MUHAMMAD ALI, by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon.
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.
WGTE Public Media presented an exclusive virtual livestreamed screening event showcasing clips from the highly anticipated Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon documentary series, MUHAMMAD ALI. You can watch the recording at the bottom of this page.
Boxing in our area has a rich history and a bright future. This series captures both as you will hear from seven individuals from successful boxers, gym owners, and more. They each tell their story on how the sport of boxing impacted their life, those around them, and their community.
WGTE Public Media presented an exclusive virtual livestreamed screening event showcasing clips from the highly anticipated Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon documentary series, MUHAMMAD ALI.
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.