Episode 160 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with the documentarian Ken Burns. In this podcast Burns discusses his latest project “Muhammad Ali,” a four-part documentary co-directed by Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon that will air on PBS September19-22; why he his co-directors embarked on a subject that has been explored in so many forms; how they determined the chronology of the film; the challenge of when to use Ali as a narrator; the complexity of Ali as a social and political figure; how Ali would be looked at if he existed in a 2021 contruct, and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more.
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The Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch is a weekly show that features interviews with members of the sports media about their work, as well as roundtables with sports media reporters about television, digital, audio/radio, print, and other forms of media. You can read Richard’s work at The Athletic and hear his words at Sportsnet 590 The Fan in Toronto.