Twin Cities PBS is proud to celebrate the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali. Join hour-long discussions with Ken Burns and special guests, featuring clips from the upcoming four-part series, Muhammad Ali.
TPT Viewers may register for multiple events. Once registered, you will receive a unique, nontransferable link to attend the virtual event.
Join the conversation on social media with #MuhammadAliPBS.
Event #1: Sept. 9 – “Ali, Race and Religion” Presented by PBS and The Undefeated
Explore the interwoven nature of race and religion in Muhammad Ali’s own life, and its impact on sports, society and culture today. This event features a live discussion with filmmaker Ken Burns, Olympic medalist and change agent Ibtihaj Muhammad, ESPN/The Undefeated Senior Writer Justin Tinsley, and Sherman Jackson, King Faisal Chair of Islamic Thought and Culture at University of Southern California.
Event #2: Sept. 14 – “Ali, Activism & the Modern Athlete” Presented by PBS and The Undefeated
Examine the nature of the modern athlete and celebrity through the lens of Muhammad Ali and today’s biggest stars. What is the responsibility of an athlete today and how do they leverage their unique platform for good? This event features a live discussion with filmmaker Ken Burns, New Orleans Saints player and NFL Players Coalition founder Malcolm Jenkins, ESPN/The Undefeated Vice President and Editor-in-Chief Raina Kelley, and special guests.
Stream the previous events here:
- “Ali the Man” – Q&A with Ken Burns, Jesse Washington (moderator), Rasheda Ali Walsh, and Howard Bryant
- “Ali on the World’s Stage” – Q&A with Ken Burns, Lonnae O’Neal (moderator), Janet Evans, and Todd Boyd
Muhammad Ali is a production of Florentine Films and WETA Washington, D.C.
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.
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