There is perhaps no one in the world whose face is better known than Muhammad Ali. His portrait hangs in many places in the United States, as well as the walls of huts in the wilds of Africa. His legacy is unmatched in the world of sports and his story remains as fascinating today as it did when he was still regarded as “The Greatest” over twenty-five years ago. This program tells that story. From his ups and downs in and out of the ring, to his ultimate resurrection as a great humanitarian, no stone is left unturned in this, the definitive biography of one of the world’s most enduring and endearing heroes.
Show 2: Ali & The Fighters
This section features an intimate look at the 1979 film on the life of Muhammad Ali, The Greatest. You’ll go behind the scenes with the cast and crew as they recreate the life and times of the man, the myth and the legend that is Muhammad Ali. This section also features a look at some of the other great heavyweight champions of the 20th century. You’ll see rare footage from boxing’s earliest days as you watch greats like Jack Johnson, Joe Louis and Jack Dempsey fight some of their toughest battles in the ring.