Muhammad Ali Preview w/Q & A | WKAR

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September 16, 2021
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Preview the upcoming series and join the conversation around "Muhammad Ali." The film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon brings to life one of the best-known and most indelible figures of the 20th century.

The three-time heavyweight boxing champion captivated millions of fans throughout the world with his mesmerizing combination of speed, grace, and power in the ring, and charm and playful boasting outside of it.

This online preview screening features excerpts from the series, followed by conversation hosted by WKAR’s Al Martin. Following Ali, is the WKAR special Crown Boxing: A Fighting Chance.

Al and guest panelists will share their thoughts on the film and Ali's impact on their lives and American society.

The four-part, eight-hour film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon airs Sun. Sept. 19 - Wed. Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on WKAR TV.


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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.

Crown Boxing: A Fighting Chance | WKAR Original

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Michigan State University

44min 22sec

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Participants

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    Al Martin

    Panel Moderator

    Panel Moderator; Host, Current Sports on WKAR

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    Amanda Bobby Brundage

    Panelist

    Amanda Bobby Brundage (Cooper) is a professional mixed martial arts fighter. She has been in combat sports for almost 2 two decades with starting boxing at the age of 10 along with her two older sides. Amanda was a finalist on season 23 of the television series “The Ultimate Fighter” which landed her a contract with the UFC where she was able to compete all over the world. Having a newborn daughter has only bolstered her commitment to being both successful in and outside of the cage.

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    Ron DeLeon

    Panelist

    Ron DeLeon Promotions

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    Bob Every

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    Executive Director - Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame

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    Leapetswe Malete

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    Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology; Michigan State University

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