Muhammad Ali (11/26/1975)

September 17, 2021, 11:00 pm

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Muhammad Ali, c. 1975 (Bernard Gotfryd photograph collection | Library of Congress 2020729681)

In November 1975, Studs Terkel used his portable tape recorder to capture an interview with one of the best-known and most indelible figures of the 20th century: boxing great Muhammad Ali. That conversation took place shortly after the publication of Ali’s autobiography, The Greatest: My Own Story. Studs aired the discussion in the first half of the hour, and then finished out the program with music.

Muhammad Ali’s story shines anew in the latest documentary by Ken Burns. Muhammad Ali premieres on WTTW beginning on September 19, 2021.

Stream all Muhammad Ali episodes now.
Explore WTTW’s Muhammad Ali companion website.
Revisit Studs Terkel’s conversation with Muhammad Ali.