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Muhammad Ali

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The life and career of three-time heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali.

Matt Roush

Matt Roush says...

Ken Burns is our greatest American documentarian, so it’s fitting that he turns his attention—collaborating with daughter Sarah Burns and her husband David McMahon as writer/co-directors—to “The Greatest,” which is how larger-than-life boxer-humanitarian Muhammad Ali became known. Airing over four nights (through Wednesday Sept. 22), the film is a knockout of sheer narrative power, capturing Ali’s defiant, charismatic personality as he polarized America with his embrace of Islam and opposition to the Vietnam War, which temporarily cost him his heavyweight title. (See the full review.)

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