A Muhammad Ali film by Ken Burns — enough said

Photo courtesy of PBS: Muhammad Ali after his second win over Sonny Liston. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN What’s left to learn about Muhammad Ali? Plenty. That is, if Ken Burns is involved. He is, releasing his latest Public Broadcast System documentary in four two-hour parts, Sunday at 8 p.m. ET through Wednesday. Appropriately, it's simply titled, "Muhammad Ali." We’ve already read multiple thick biographies, watched previous documentaries and movies on the big screen about…

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Ken Burns commenting on 1960s Michigan State football as an important story to tell and to understand

Click here: Duffy Daugherty's Milestone Minutes with Ken Burns commenting on the significance of Michigan State football leading college football integration in the 1960s. The video includes an announcement Raye of Light is being adapted into a screen play. https://twitter.com/Shanny4055/status/1402405083502026752

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Army linebacker adds to family’s colorful history serving the nation

PHOTO (Army Athletics): Arik Smith against Air Force. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahanReport By TOM SHANAHAN The black-and-white photograph dates to the Civil War, providing a starting point to trace Arik Smith’s family history of military service. A Union Army Black man tends to a general’s horse in the albumen-style image. But the free man is not attached to just any Army division or serving under any general. “He cared for Gen. Sherman’s horse,” says Smith, West Point’s…

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