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#18072: HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING: MUHAMMAD ALI VS. JIMMY YOUNG
1976-04-30, ABC, min.
Muhammad Ali, Howard Cosell, Jimmy Young

A live, primetime heavyweight bout between Muhammad Ali and Jimmy Young at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland. Ali won by unanimous decision.

Howard Cosell calls the action from ringside.                  
#7766: BOXING SPECIAL, THE
1976-04-30, ABC, 150 min.
Howard Cosell, Muhammad Ali, Ken Norton, Jimmy Young, Ron Stander

Matches include Ken Norton vs. Ron Stander, Muhammed Ali vs Jimmy Young, Howard Cosell is the host.     
#7769: BOXING SPECIAL
1976-05-23, NBC, 120 min.
Joe Garagiola, Muhammad Ali, Dick Enberg, Duane Bobick, Bunny Johnson, Richard Dunn

Bouts include Duane Bobick vs. Bunny Johnson, Muhammad Ali vs. Richard Dunn. Bobick wins via 8th round TKO and Ali defeats Dunn via 5th round TKO. Joe Garagiola and Dick Enberg are the commentators.           
#18077: HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING FIGHT: MUHAMMAD ALI VS. MICHAEL DUNN
1976-05-24, , min.
Muhammad Ali, Michael Dunn

Muhammad Ali knocks out Michael Dunn in round 5 of their heavyweight fight in Munich, Germany. This would be the final time Ali would knock down an opponent in the ring.    
#18077A: HBO SPECIAL EVENT: MUHAMMAD ALI VS ANTONIO INOKI: BRUNO SANNMARTINO VS STAN HANSE: ANDRE THE GIANT VS CHUCK WEPNER
1976-07-07, HBO, min.
Bruno Sammartino, Stan Hansen, Announcers, Antonio Inoki, Chuck Wepner, Andre the Great, foo Ali

 HBO SPECIAL BROADCAST of an exhibition contest promoted at Shea Stadium in Flushing Meadow Queens, NY. First match is fir the WWWF championship between Bruno Sammartino vs Stan Hansen who fails to continue to fight after 10 minutes 19 seconds of the bout. 

Second contest is between New Jersey Heavyweight Champion, Chuck Wepner and undefeated Wrestling champion Andre the Giant who is victorious winning in the third round (1 minute & 15 Seconds). 

In an event that occured live on June 26, 1976, attendees at Shea Stadium view (pay by view admission) on the big screen from Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan heavyweight champion of the world Muhammad Ali take on Japanese wrestling champion Antonio Inoki who has been staging exhibition fights against champions of various martial arts, in an attempt to show that pro wrestling  is the dominant fighting discipline. 

Broadcast at 12:30am on its final HBO TV CABLE re-run, July 7, 1976. 
Rounds number 1, 4, 6, 7, 10, 13, & 15 are telecast.
The fight is a draw! Fans are upset as is Ali. 

HBO signs off the air.                       
#7828: CBS SPORTS SPECIAL: MUHAMMAD ALI VS. KEN NORTON
1976-10-22, CBS, 90 min.
Joe Louis, Dick Young, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Brent Musberger

Ten Judges look back at the Muhammad Ali vs. Ken Norton heavyweight championship fight at Yankee Stadium in New York City on September 28th, 1976. Ali won by a controversial unanimous decision.          
#7829: CAPTAIN AND TENNILLE, THE
1977-01-24, ABC, 60 min.
John Byner, Joe Namath, Muhammad Ali, Marilyn McCoo, Toni Tenille, Daryl Dragon, John Ford Coley, Billy Davis Jr

September 20th, 1976- March 14th, 1977

A musical variety series starring the husband and wife team of Daryl Dragon and Toni Tenille.                        
#8773: MERV GRIFFIN SHOW, THE:
1977-02-18, SYN, 49 min.
Merv Griffin, Muhammad Ali, Linda Lavin

October 1, 1962-March 29, 1963 (NBC); 1965-1969 (Syndicated); August 18, 1969-February 11, 1972 (CBS); 1972-1986 (Syndicated)

Guests are Muhammad Ali, and Linda Lavin

An exceptional 39 minutes (including time outs for commercials, included) is devoted to an interview with Muhammad Ali. 
Highlights discussed include:
Ali's admiration for Merv and his staff, always realizing that people like to be mystified in life, and that is how I approach my career, and image, currently working for God, wanting to do only good things for others. Boxing secondary. Blessed to be the most famous person in the world. Ali mentions that he has not been recognized in his world travels only in one location...Mecca in Saudi Arabia. States that every third person in the world is named Muhammad. Ali mentions that he is tired of making television appearances and only does it to promote good will and awareness to his faith, cause and inspiration objectives still left to be completed. Ali states that the greatest moment in his life was meeting Elijah Muhammad. He thanks Merv for allowing him to be on his show stating to Merv, "You have the connection and the complexion to get me the protection." 
Ali states that his greatest weight in life has been 245 lbs. Finding it more difficult to lose weight when he wants to at his current age. New Years resolution is to eliminate white sugar, and substitute with raw honey. Ali states that he liked the film "Rocky"..."It was a script of my life."

Merv compliments Muhammad on his acting performance in the about to be released Motion Picture, "The Greatest" a bio of Ali from age 12 to age 21. Ali states that he is financially well off but needs an additional $500 Million Dollars to do the things that he wants to accomplish for others. Merv  reminds Ali of the time he did him a favor and appeared on his show from the streets in Harlem New York. 
Ali currently reading another script and stating that any film he appears in will have no nudity or profanity in it. Ali predicts that "The Greatest" will make more money than "Jaws" and "The Godfather." Muhammad mentions what he tells an opponent in the ring when they are in a clinch, 
"Sucker, You Don't Stand A Chance!"

Ali mentions that he appreciates comics who do impressions of him, and Merv has his head studio usher, Vincent Mazzone do his impression of Ali which draws great applause from all. 
Still photographs are flashed and Ali comments on them.
Joe Frazier..."the toughest fighter I have ever fought."
Ken Norton..."good fighter gut not as good as George Foreman."
George Forman..."Dangerous! A great scientific fighter."
Howard Cosell..."The only one who stood up for me during my Draft crisis issue. However, he also has turned on me. Can never figure him out. He has no specific  talent...a mystery to me how someone without talent can be so successful.

Ali asks Merv what  the budget on his show is. Will he be paid?...short on cash. Asks Merv to show him his wallet.
Merv Griffin thanks Muhammad Ali for appearing on his show and states that Ali is the best. "I love him."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
#9387: SONNY AND CHER SHOW, THE
1977-02-18, CBS, 60 min.
Muhammad Ali, Lyle Waggoner, Cher, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr., Sonny Bono

February 1st, 1976-August 29th, 1977

Sixty-minute variety series starring the former husband and wife team of Sonny Bono and Cher. They became the first divorced couple to co-host a variety series.

The guests are Muhammad Ali, Billy Davis, Jr., Marilyn McCoo, and Lyle Waggoner.

                                                                                                   
#4742: SONNY & CHER SHOW, THE
1977-02-18, WCBS, 52 min.
Muhammad Ali, Sonny & Cher, Lyle Waggoner, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis

February 1, 1976-August 29, 1977. In 1976, Sonny Bono and Cher were reunited in "The Sonny & Cher Show." Regulars included Ted Zeigler, Shields and Yarnell, Billy Van, and Gailard Sartain.
#7771: BOXING SPECIAL
1977-05-17, ABC, 85 min.
Chris Schenkel, Howard Cosell, Muhammad Ali, Alfredo Evangelista

Muhammad Ali defends his heavyweight boxing championship vs. Alfredo Evangelista. Ali successfully defends his crown by scoring a 15 round unanimous decision. Howard Cosell and Chris Schenkel are the commentators.          
#8878: MIKE DOUGLAS SHOW, THE
1977-05-20, SYN, 90 min.
Mike Douglas, Burt Reynolds, Muhammad Ali, Kate Jackson, James Coburn, Carl Weathers, Pablo Cruise, Joe Foss

1963-1982 (SYNDICATED). Mike Douglas hosted one of television's longest-running talk shows (19 years). Each week Douglas was joined by a different co-host. In 1967, "The Mike Douglas Show" became the first syndicated talk show to win an Emmy Award.

Broadcast from 1963-1978 in Philadelphia Broadcast from 1978-1982 in Los Angeles Co-Host: Kate Jackson
#9518: SUZY VISITS
1977-05-24, NBC, 60 min.
Frank Sinatra, Muhammad Ali, Suzy Knickerbocker, Aileen Mehle

Aileen Mehle interviews Frank Sinatra, his wife Barbara and Muhammad Ali. 
Sinatra and his family are visited at his home in Palm Springs,  California where Sinatra provides a guided tour. Suzy Knickerbocker is the host.  

Muhammad Ali is interviewed first at a photography studio in Chicago, later at his training camp in Landover, Maryland. 

Frank Sinatra discusses his early popularity as a crooner to his philosophy at age 61, stating that he lives each day as if it were his last. Also discussed are, good times and bad times with the press and other subjects. Sinatra mentions to Mehle that this interview has been the most complete he has given on television since his appearance on Person to Person done many years ago. 

Muhammad Ali is heard spouting his poetic "Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee." He talks about his fight with Joe Frazier, and  states how after 23 years in the ring he has not a  scratch on him. He reminds all that he will be getting  married to his lovely bride to be Veronica on June 19th. Ali states that Veronica is not afraid of him being in the ring...Ali more afraid of flying than boxing. 

Muhammad Ali's continues his interview from his training headquarters in Landover, Maryland where he is training for his next fight against Alfredo Evangelista. He mentions that five days before a fight he drinks only juices consisting of oranges, limes, and lemons. He loves to keep his skin healthy by using soap mixed with coca butter. Ali tells Aileen Mehle that he has no political ambitions, and why...his love of children, and never staying angry. He mentions that after three more fights he will retire for good. Before the end of the interview, Muhammad Ali, dressed up, mentions how he loves the feeling of dressing up. "It makes me feel dignified."

 Broadcast concludes with a Sinatra ballad, and "Suzi" aka Aileen Mehle saying good night.  

NOTE: During the original taping of the Muhammad Ali segment, there were encountered occasional audio line interference issues that were not addressed and broadcast as such. Not critical to the over all interview, and not consistent based on locations taped, but inherent and the only broadcast existing audio air check known.                                                              
#7591: ALL STAR WRESTLING
1977-05-29, WRGB, 60 min.
Muhammad Ali, Vince McMahon Jr., Gorilla Moonson

"All Star Wrestling" was a WWF television show which consisted of top tier or mid card opponents. The telecasts were taped and neatly edited into one hour programs which were syndicated. All matches were held at the Hamburg Field House in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Host & narrator was Vince McMahon Jr. 

Featured on this broadcast: Gorilla Monsoon, Muhammad Ali.                                                    
#7871: C'MON SATURDAY!
1977-09-09, NBC, 60 min.
Muhammad Ali, Arte Johnson, Leonard Nimoy, Ruth Buzzi, Andrea McArdle

 A special musical preview of NBC's Saturday morning line-up of children's shows. Included are clips from the new fall schedule.  
#7638: A NIGHT WITH THE HEAVYWEIGHTS
1977-09-14, NBC, 120 min.
Muhammad Ali, Stan Ward, Ron Lyle, Jimmy Young, Lorenzo Zanon, Jody Ballard, Larry Holmes

A night of boxing. Matches include Ron Lyle vs Stan Ward, Jimmy Young vs Joey Ballard, Ken Norton vs Lorenzo Zanon, Larry Holmes vs Fred Houpe. Muhammad Ali is interviewed.         
#7772: BOXING SPECIAL
1977-09-29, NBC, 120 min.
Joe Garagiola, Muhammad Ali, Ken Norton, Dick Enberg, Ernie Shavers, Larry Merchant

Muhammad Ali vs. Ernie Shavers in a 15 round Heavyweight Championship bout, from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Although rocked by Shavers several times, Ali won a 15 round unanimous decision. Dick Enberg, Joe Garagiola, Ken Norton, and Larry Merchant report the action.            
#855: BARBARA WALTERS SPECIAL, THE
1978-05-30, WABC, 51 min.
Barbara Walters, Burt Reynolds, Michael Landon, Muhammad Ali

Barbara Walters interviews three guests separately. Profiled are Burt Reynolds, Michael Landon and Muhammad Ali. This program was Barbara Walters' sixth original special for ABC.
#18256: HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP: MUHAMMAD ALI VS. LEON SPINKS
1978-09-15, ABC, min.
Muhammad Ali, Howard Cosell, Jerry Quarry, Chris Schenkel, Keith Jackson, Leon Spinks, Jim Lampley, Al Michaels, Al Trautwig, Alex Wallau, Don Chevrier, Dan Dierdorf

Former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali meets Leon Spinks for the second time in his career at the New Orleans Superdome. Ali, who lost his title to Spinks on February 15th, 1978, came back in this fight to regain the heavyweight championship for the third time in his career, via a unanimous decision. He became the first boxer to win the heavyweight title three times. Ali retired after this fight only to come out of retirement for a brief comeback two years later.  

                                              
#9940: HBO SPECIAL: BILLY CRYSTAL IN CALIFORNIA
1979-10-30, HBO, 60 min.
Muhammad Ali, Billy Crystal

In 1979, just a few years after HBO came on the air, it took a chance on a young comedian, giving him his first TV Special. That was Billy Crystal.

Slipping out of his "Soap" role Billy demonstrates his talents for improvisation and bittersweet comedy sketches, among the more incredible his 9 minute brilliant  "Fifteen Rounds" routine on the  18 year career of Muhammad Ali, in and out of the ring. Billy Crystal takes on the voices of both Ali and Howard Cosell. 

At the conclusion of his routine Billy is surprised by Muhammad himself who trades quips with Crystal for an additional five minutes. They reverse roles, Muhammad impersonating Howard Cosell and Billy impersonating Muhammad Ali.                         
#18415: NEWS,THE
1980-02-03, , min.
Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali considering calling off African trip to campaign for boycott of Olympics. Prison riot in Santa Fe, New Mexico ends with storming of jail by National Guard and police.                       
#10075: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DEAN MARTIN ROASTS
1980-02-26, NBC, 120 min.
Jack Benny, Jackie Gleason, Jonathan Winters, John Wayne, Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Dean Martin, Totie Fields, Freddie Prinze, Michael Landon, Dom DeLuise, Hubert Humphrey, Muhammad Ali, Lucille Ball

Highlights of various Dean Martin Roasts are presented. They include Johnny Carson (1975), Muhammad Ali (1976), Bob Hope, (1975), Jackie Gleason (1976), Jack Benny (1974), Michael Landon (1977), Lucille Ball (1977), and Dean Martin (1978). Roasters include John Wayne, Senator Hubert Humphrey, Jack Benny, Freddie Prinze, Totie Fields, Jonathan Winters, and Dom DeLuise.         
#18536: HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOCING: LARRY HOLMES VS. MUHAMMAD ALI
1980-10-02, , min.
Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes

Muhammad Ali vs. Larry Holmes for the heavyweight boxing championship from Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Holmes wins by tenth round TKO.          
#18666: NEWS,THE
1981-12-10, , min.
Muhammad Ali, Trevor Berbick

Concern about age of Muhammad Ali as he readies for his fight in Bahamas vs Trevor Berbick. Comment by 40-year-old Ali.                         
#18668: ABC NEWS NIGHTLINE WITH TED KOPPEL
1981-12-11, ABC, min.
Muhammad Ali, Ted Koppel, Joe Frazier, Trevor Berbick

March 24th, 1980-

ABC late-evening newscast with Ted Koppel as host. Originally a twenty-minute newscast Monday-Thursday, it was expanded to thirty minutes on January 5th, 1981. On April 3rd, 1981, the show was expanded to include Friday nights and was widely praised for its in-depth analysis of various news issues.   


Topic: The Dangers Of Boxing. Concerns about older boxers still fighting. Comments from Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, others. 
News Bulletin: Although fighting well, Ali loses a decision to Trevor Berbick in a non-title heavyweight bout in the Bahamas.                                                                                 
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