“Muhammad Ali” 4-Part Documentary Premieres Sept. 19

For legendary documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, profiling Muhammad Ali, perhaps the greatest athlete of all-time,
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For legendary documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, profiling Muhammad Ali, perhaps the greatest athlete of all-time, provided unique challenges and took seven years to complete.

Among the most difficult was how Burns, his daughter Sarah, and son-in-law David McMahon could produce an all-encompassing documentary about not just Ali's boxing career, but also his political activism, religious journey, and personal life.

"This is a seven-year labor of love and what we wanted to do," Burns said about his upcoming four-part PBS documentary series "Muhamad Ali," which premieres September 19. "We wanted to do soup-to-nuts from his birth and boyhood in Jim Crow segregated Louisville, Kentucky, to his death only five years ago from Parkinson's Disease."

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