A frail Muhammad Ali made a rare public appearance to receive a humanitarian award in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Boxing great Muhammad Ali was presented with the first Grawemeyer Spirit Award at the University of Louisville on Thursday (September 17). The ceremony included special guest tributes including a retrospective by long-time Ali photographer Neil Leifer. The Grawemeyer awards are given annually in the fields of music, political science, psychology, education and religion. The awards traditionally are intended to honor ideas rather than life-long or publicized personal achievement. Ali, considered one of the greatest heavyweights in the history of boxing, is 73 years old and was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1984.