Muscle Shoals, TV review

Electrifying performances propel documentary of storied Southern studio where Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Wilson Pickett, the Rolling Stones and others produced classics

— New York Daily News


Review: Muscle Shoals on PBS' Independent Lens

Coming to PBS on Monday via Independent Lens, Greg Camalier's documentary film Muscle Shoals tells the story of the artists behind the artists whose names went on the label -- musicians such as David Hood, Roger Hawkins, Jimmy Johnson, Barry Beckett and Spooner Oldham, little known to most, but already legend to readers of album credits.

— LA Times


Finally, Muscle Shoals legacy is getting its due

When it comes to soul, Stax of Memphis and FAME of Muscle Shoals are kind of like the Freuds — Sigmund and his grandson Lucian.

— Tuscaloosa News


The Biz: PBS Celebrates Music's Hall of FAME With Muscle Shoals

The story of Hall and the session musicians known as The Swampers, who worked for him before setting up their own shop, are well told in the documentary Muscle Shoals , which premieres Monday, April 21, on PBS's Independent Lens (9/8c).

— Tvguide.com


Exiled in America: Muhammad Ali's Toughest Fight

In large part, Muhammad Ali is remembered for his poetic speech and powerful left hook, but his political punch was just as strong, and The Trials of Muhammed Ali addresses that cultural impact.

— Documentary.org


The Trials of Muhammad Ali,TV review

PBS documentary offers frank views on a gifted athlete's divisive impact on the country, with looks at Louis Farrakhan, William F. Buckley and others

— New York Daily News


Critically-Acclaimed Doc The Trials of Muhammad Ali'Premieres On PBS Tonight (April 14, 10pm)

The powerful documentary examines the life of Muhammad Ali beyond the boxing ring to offer a personal perspective on the American sporting legend. Investigating Ali's spiritual transformation - including his conversion to Islam, his resistance to the Vietnam War draft, and his humanitarian work - the film connects Ali's transcendent life story to America's struggles with race, religion, and war in the twentieth century.

— Indie Wire


Muhammad Ali’s 2nd Wife Recites Poem She Wrote for The Champ (Listen)

PBS’ Independent Lens special Trials of Muhammad Ali, premieres tonight at 10 p.m. with a closer look at the boxer’s arrest and conviction for refusing military induction during the Vietnam War.

— eurweb.com


In Medora, it’s March Madness All Year Round

Their film, Medora, is part of the Independent Lens series and will premiere on most PBS stations at 10 pm Eastern Time, Monday, March 31.

— Examiner.com


Documentary Follows Small Indiana Town’s Basketball Team

PBS's Independent Lens is airing Medora, a documentary that follows the Medora, Ind. high school basketball team through a losing season.

— Indiana Public Media