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Round Two: Cassius Clay Becomes Muhammad Ali

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An intimate look into the life of the iconic Heavyweight Boxing Champion who became an inspiration to people everywhere.

9pm Thursday MUHAMMAD ALI – A Documentary film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and Ken McMahon

Muhammad Ali

This eight-hour documentary brings to life one of the most indelible figures of the 20th century, a three-time heavyweight boxing champion who captivated millions of fans across the world 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.

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Round Two: What's My Name? (1964-1970)

ROUND TWO – WHAT’S MY NAME? (1964-1970)
Cassius Clay publicly joins the Nation of Islam and takes the name Muhammad Ali. When he refuses induction into the Army, he is stripped of his title and forced into exile. After three years he returns to the ring, but he’s lost a step.