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The 'Radical' Life Of Muhammad Ali

Jonathan Eig's biography of Ali draws on hundreds of interviews and previously unreleased FBI and Justice Department files. "I don't think we do Ali any good by treating him as a saint," Eig says. "He was a human being, and he was deeply flawed, but ... he had the spirit of a rebel." 'Ali' is out in paperback. (Originally broadcast Oct. 2017)Also, John Powers reviews the HBO documentary 'Jane Fonda in Five Acts,' and film critic Justin Chang reviews 'The Sisters Brothers,' starring John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix.

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