Don King, on Mike Tyson

"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter?
He went to prison, not to Princeton."

"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music
and the dancers hit each other."

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Documentarian Ken Burns making film on Muhammad Ali

Documentarian Ken Burns making film on Muhammad Ali

 Ken Burns, who is well known for his Civil War and baseball documentaries, will make a film about Muhammad Ali.

NEW YORK -- The late Muhammad Ali is getting the Ken Burns treatment.

The PBS documentarian announced Tuesday that he and two partners will make a two-part, four-hour film about the former heavyweight champ, who died in June. Burns, his daughter Sarah and David McMahon collaborated for a PBS documentary on Jackie Robinson that debuted last year.
The tentative plan is to air the Ali film in 2021.

Sarah Burns said the outpouring of goodwill after Ali's death made it easy to forget how divisive it was when the former Cassius Clay converted to Islam, took the Ali name and refused to join the Army during the Vietnam War. She said filmmakers want to examine what influenced Ali's choices and how he stuck with them despite public condemnation.


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