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Sun., February 26, 2017
3:00 pm
(90 minutes)

The Trials of Muhammad Ali  Watch a preview

Recalling a formative period in Muhammad Ali's life, the mid-1960s, when he embraced the Nation of Islam, changed his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali and refused induction into the Army (and possibly being sent to Vietnam). The latter led to the toughest bout of his life: fighting to overturn a prison sentence he received for draft evasion. Included: remarks from his brother Rahman; ex-wife Khalilah Camacho-Ali; journalist Robert Lipsyte; and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

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Sun., February 26, 2017
3:00 pm
(90 minutes)

The Trials of Muhammad Ali  Watch a preview

Recalling a formative period in Muhammad Ali's life, the mid-1960s, when he embraced the Nation of Islam, changed his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali and refused induction into the Army (and possibly being sent to Vietnam). The latter led to the toughest bout of his life: fighting to overturn a prison sentence he received for draft evasion. Included: remarks from his brother Rahman; ex-wife Khalilah Camacho-Ali; journalist Robert Lipsyte; and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

Full Episodes

TOWER

TOWER

Watch this film through February 28th.

Accidental Courtesy

Accidental Courtesy

Watch this film up to February 27th.

Birth of a Movement

Birth of a Movement

Watch this film through March 5th.

American Denial

American Denial

Watch this film through March 18th.

Clips

Like a Battle Scene

Like a Battle Scene

TOWER premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

Birth of a Movement - D.W. Griffith: Son of the South - Clip

Birth of a Movement - D.W. Griffith: Son of the South - Clip

Birth of a Movement premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, February 6, 2017.

Accidental Courtesy - A Collection of Robes - Clip

Accidental Courtesy - A Collection of Robes - Clip

Accidental Courtesy premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, February 13, 2017.

Pregnant Freshman Recalls the Moment She Was Shot

Pregnant Freshman Recalls the Moment She Was Shot

TOWER premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

Previews

The Bad Kids - Trailer

The Bad Kids - Trailer

The Bad Kids premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, April 20, 2017.

TOWER - Trailer

TOWER - Trailer

TOWER premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.