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Remembering Muhammad Ali

In Their Own Words

Monday, June 6, 1pm, CET Arts; Sunday, June 12, 11pm, CET

Muhammad Ali's path from a gym in Louisville to boxing successes, conversion to Islam, opposition to the draft, exile from the ring, comeback fights, Parkinson's disease and his inspirational re-emergence at the Atlanta Olympics.

Independent Lens “The Trials of Muhammad Ali”

Monday, June 6, 10pm, CET Arts;

This film covers Muhammad Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. It explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.

Also available online:

The life and legacy of boxing titan Muhammad Ali The life and legacy of boxing titan Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali on Black Culture Connection

From Chief Programming Officer Jim Wiener

The Art Show

Who can I talk to about a proposal for an ARTS BRIDGE episode?
Saad G., Cincinnati

ARTS BRIDGE and THE ART SHOW merged under the latter’s name.  Ideas about segments or arts organizations to be profiled can be directed to producer Ann Rotolante (  For arts interview subjects on SHOWCASE WITH BARBARA KELLAR, the producer is Colin Scianamblo (  And for segment ideas for OUR OHIO, contact Richard Wonderling (  
-Jim Wiener, Program Director

When do we get the Ken Burns VIETNAM program?
Jan N. Yellow Springs

Program?  More like a series, and  THE VIETNAM WAR from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will be a 10-part, 18-hour series.

It will air 8pm Sunday- Thursday in consecutive weeks, September 17- 21, and September 24-28.   

Medals should be awarded to anyone who can watch the entire series in real time. 

There’s a lot here, but like BASEBALL, JAZZ and THE ROOSEVELTS,  Burns and Novick manage to tell stories that hold up amazingly well over a long haul.  And the buzz surrounding this series has been phenomenal.