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Hear Muhammad Ali's Incredible 43-Second Pre-Fight Poem

Thursday, October 30, 2014

It's the 40th anniversary of Ali's famous Rumble in the Jungle with George Foreman. In a poetic speech beforehand, he warned that he could "hospitalize a brick" and "make medicine sick."


Around Broadway

Exploring Stereotypes in 'Fetch Clay, Make Man'

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A relationship between two prominent African-Americans with markedly different profiles is at the heart of "Fetch Clay, Make Man," a new play by Will Power at New York Theater Workshop.


The Leonard Lopate Show

“The Trials of Muhammad Ali”

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The documentary “The Trials of Muhammad Ali,” examines Ali’s life outside the boxing ring, beginning with his conversion to Islam and decision to change his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali. Director Bill Siegel talks about Ali’s role as an activist, his the controversies spurred by his objections to the Vietnam War. “the Trials of Muhammad Ali” opens August 23 at the IFC Center.

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Today in History: Muhammad Ali

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Muhammad Ali

On February 25, 1964, Cassius Clay, 22, is crowned heavyweight boxing world champion after a shock win over Sonny Liston. In this later audio clip, Clay, aka, Muhammad Ali, delivers a poem about himself with his trademark modesty.

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Studio 360

Boxing, Oil Refinery, From Hell

Saturday, June 01, 2002

We find art on the ropes: host Kurt Andersen and writer Robert Anasi talk about the artistic attraction to boxing. Hollywood captures the "sweet science" and dancers bring Muhammad Ali's life to the stage. And an architecture critic finds the sublime in an oil refinery.