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Ken Burns: Muhammad Ali Advance Screening and Discussion

Thursday, September 9 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Ken Burns: Muhammad Ali | Advance Screening:

"Muhammad Ali brings to life the iconic heavyweight boxing champion who became an inspiration to people everywhere"


Pioneer PBS will host a special advance screening of Ken Burns’ documentary MUHAMMAD ALI on Thursday, September 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be an in-person gathering at the Pioneer PBS studios in Granite Falls as well as a simultaneous Zoom event offering a sneak peak of the latest by America’s storyteller Ken Burns. The evening will also be preceded by a national Zoom conversation with Ken Burns and others about the film. For more information and to register for this free event, visit the eventbrite or call 1-800-726-3178.

Our original plan was to join a National conversation with Ken Burns at 8 p.m. but now the time of that Zoom event has been changed to 6 p.m. If you would like to register for that Zoom meeting -- here is the link: click here

As is always the case with a Ken Burns documentary, there will be a lot to see and discuss. This three-part, six-hour-long series is about way more than boxing. Viewers will be brought back to the 1960s and learn about how Cassius Clay, at the height of his career, refused to serve in the Vietnam War as a protest to the fact that poor Black people were being drafted, but white college students could get deferments. Viewers will learn how Muhammad Ali came to be known and loved by billions of people across the world.

Muhammad Ali

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Muhammad Ali brings to life the boxing champion who became an inspiration across the globe

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