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Watch PBS » | About WLRN TV » | TV Schedules » | Producing for WLRN »About WLRN Public TelevisionWLRN-TV Channel 17 is a PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) member station licensed to the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida. During an average month, Channel 17 reaches over 600,000 TV households in the Miami - Ft. Lauderdale area with a viewing audience in four South Florida counties, from Palm Beach to Key West. WLRN is South Florida’s leading PBS Ready to Learn station airing thirteen hours of award-winning children’s programming daily. WLRN-TV also presents the best of the PBS nationally recognized series to compliment locally produced content. Our prime time schedule features an eclectic array of arts, performance, science, and WLRN original documentary specials to address the diverse interests of the South Florida community.Printable Monthly Schedules »WLRN Original DocumentariesProducing award winning original programs remains a high priority for WLRN. Take a closer look at some of the incredible stories that we have had the pleasure of producing for our South Florida viewers.Learn More »

An intimate look at boxing legend Muhammad Ali

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MUHAMMAD ALI: Made in Miami (7 pm) - Explores the critical role that Miami played in the evolution of one of the most significant cultural figures of our time: Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay).

A WLRN original production, Muhammad Ali: Made In Miami examines the champion’s years in the Magic city as some of his most formative, the crucial time of transformation that rendered the talented Cassius Clay into the larger-than-life legendary Ali.  It delves into the societal shifts of the sixties, set against the backdrop of booming and volatile Miami, tracking not only Ali’s sporting ascent as a recent Olympic gold medalist and budding professional, but also his tribulations as a black man in America contemplating conversion to Islam.  This documentary contends that the legend’s time in Miami was not merely a warm-up to his wider fame - it was a vital and contributing source of his persona. Without Miami, there might never have been a Muhammad Ali. 

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Muhammad Ali (8 pm)

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Watch the highlights of boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s life and career, from his boyhood in Louisville, Kentucky to his stunning upset of Sonny Liston, his exile from boxing for refusing induction into the U.S. Army to his epic, triumphant comeback.