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Muhammad Ali: A Paley Center Tribute

The Beverly Hills will screen some of his memorable television appearances.

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    The Paley Center for Media celebrates the life of Muhammad Ali on June 11, 12, 18 and 19 via a series of free screenings.

    Remembering a legend can be personal and solitude-filled for a fan, or it can take on a more public dimension, one that involves coming together with other people who want to recall the life of someone who made a lasting and meaningful impact on society.

    And those inspired by Muhammad Ali have been taking both journeys since his passing on Friday, June 3. Many online articles, and broadcast retrospectives, have celebrated at the man who transformed the sport of boxing and the world beyond the ring. 

    As his loved ones, friends, and supporters gather in Kentucky to pay their respects, a museum in Beverly Hills will be readying two weekends of television specials looking back at major moments from the life of Muhammad Ali. 

    "Muhammad Ali the Greatest, Captured by TV" will unfold on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 at The Paley Center for Media, and again the following weekend (June 18 and 19).

    The free screenings include "four rare programs from the Paley Archive that exemplify Ali's wide-ranging contribution to sports and culture," reveals the museum

    A documentary looking back at the fighter's face-off with Joe Frazier, a conversation with William F. Buckley, a celebration in honor of Muhammad Ali's 50th birthday, and an ESPN documentary about his amazing life are all on the schedule.

    Start time each day? Be at The Paley at 12:05 p.m.

    It's a moving way to join other fans in remembering the life of a figure who impacted so many lives for the better, and an excellent way to see his strength and spirit portrayed on the big screen of The Paley Center. 

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