Muhammad Ali: A WTTW Preview and Community Conversation

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Muhammad Ali: A WTTW Screening and Community Conversation

Muhammad Ali: A WTTW Preview and Community Conversation


Wed, September 15, 2021
6:00 pm


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Join WTTW and the Chicago History Museum on September 15 at 6:00 pm for a preview and discussion about Ken Burns’ new documentary, MUHAMMAD ALI. This four-part film profiling the iconic athlete and activist widely known as “The Greatest” premieres on all WTTW platforms beginning on September 19 at 7:00 pm. 

Join us to preview selections from the film along with Paris Schutz, co-anchor of WTTW’s Chicago Tonight, who will moderate a conversation with the film’s co-directors Sarah Burns and David McMahon; Donald Lassere, President of the Chicago History Museum and former head of the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville; and Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core. We'll discuss the years Ali lived on the South Side of Chicago, his life and legacy, and the intersection of sports, race, and politics.

This event is free, but RSVP below is required.

The WTTW presentation of MUHAMMAD ALI is made possible, in part, by Binny’s Beverage Depot. Major support comes from Rita and John Canning, Marshall Field V, Denny and Sandy Cummings, Sylvia Furner, the Mary and Mark Hoppe Family, Larry and Mary Mages, Catherine M. and Frederick H. Waddell, and WTTW Members.

Corporate funding for MUHAMMAD ALI was provided by Bank of America. Major funding was provided by David M. Rubenstein. Major funding was also provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and by The Better Angels Society and by its members Alan and Marcia Docter; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tudor Jones; The Fullerton Family Charitable Fund; Gilchrist and Amy Berg; The Brooke Brown Barzun Philanthropic Foundation, The Owsley Brown III Philanthropic Foundation and The Augusta Brown Holland Philanthropic Foundation; Perry and Donna Golkin; John and Leslie McQuown; John and Catherine Debs; Fred and Donna Seigel; Susan and John Wieland; Stuart and Joanna Brown; Diane and Hal Brierley; Fiddlehead Fund; Rocco and Debby Landesman; McCloskey Family Charitable Trust; Mauree Jane and Mark Perry; and Donna and Richard Strong. And viewers like you.

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