Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Sun, 09/19/2021 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

This four-part documentary brings to life the iconic heavyweight boxing champion who became an inspiration to people everywhere.

Muhammad Ali, a new four-part documentary directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, airs September 19-22, Sunday to Wednesday, 2021 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV. The new series, which was in development for six years, was also written and co-directed by Sarah Burns and David McMahon.

The film follows the life of one of the most consequential men of the 20th century, a three-time heavyweight boxing champion who captivated billions of fans with his combination of speed, agility, and power in the ring, and his charm, wit, and outspokenness outside of it. At the height of his fame, Ali challenged Americans’ racial prejudices, religious biases, and notions about what roles celebrities and athletes play in our society, and inspired people all over the world with his message of pride and self-affirmation. 

Corporate funding for Muhammad Ali was provided by Bank of America. 

The local broadcast of the Muhammad Ali series is made possible with support from: