FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (MEDIA ALERT)
CONTACT: Harold Bell – Executive Producer (240-334-7174)
Save The Date – Never Before Scene Footage of “The Greatest of All Time – Muhammad Ali & Harold Bell”
WHAT: Family & Friends of The Greatest Muhammad Ali will join the release of a Documentary of “The Champ” titled “Harold Bell & Muhammad Ali – Uncovered and Uncrowned(c)”
WHEN: Sunday, November 24, 2019, from 6 p.m. through 9 p.m. in the evening
WHERE: Miracle Theatre, 535 8th St., Southeast, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. 20003
TICKETS: Tickets will be on sale in October 2019. For more information call 240-334-7174.
The event will feature, Executive Producers Harold Bell & Glenn A. Singleton, Co-Captains: NFL’s Marc Logan (Washington Redskins ret.) and NFL’s Freddie Scott, Sr. (Detroit Lions ret.), Co–Host: Comedy Duo Sylvia Traymore (Saturday Night Live), and Chris Thomas (Mayor Rap City-BET)
The documentary titled, “Harold Bell & Muhammad Ali – Uncovered and Uncrowned(c).” This will be never before film from Bell’s exclusive archive. It is one of kind one-on-one sit-down interview with Muhammad Ali, dating back to 1974, immediately after Ali’s stunning knockout of George Foreman in Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo), Africa.
Ali’s confirmed family members to attend will be Kirk Winstead, a first cousin from Louisville, Kentucky. Winstead is a historian and genealogist. Actor/Producer Cedric Turner – a first cousin from New York City; First cousin Leontyne Clay Peck, a genealogist from Charlottesville, Virginia is confirmed to attend; and, an individual from New Orleans, Ali designated as his “Best Fan,” Glenn Singleton.
The Emcees for the evening are Comedians Sylvia Traymore, celebrated as the first black female comic writer for “Saturday Night Live,” and Chris Thomas from BET’s “Mayor for Life.”
There will be LIVE entertainment performances by The Courtland Experience Band, and vocals by DC’s Music Ambassador, Royal Height, and Dick Smith – Jazz Ambassador for Westminster Presbyterian Church for the past two decades.
November 2019 marks the 45th anniversary of Ali’s historic fight with George Foreman known as “The Rumble in the Jungle.” Sponsors of this tribute are the DC Dream Center, Kids In Trouble, Miracle Theatre, and Black Men in America.com. The documentary is produced by Harold Bell – legendary Washington D.C. radio sports broadcaster.
For MEDIA REQUESTS, please contact Harold Bell at (240)334-7174 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT Muhammad Ali – born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist. He is nicknamed “The Greatest” and is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century and as one of the greatest boxers of all time.
ABOUT Harold K. Bell – a pioneer who embarked upon sports talk radio – a relatively new medium for black broadcasters in the 1970s. Bell’s first five (5) minutes of radio stardom was at the helm of two-time Emmy award winner, Petey Greene in 1967. In 1971, Bell founded the original “Inside Sports.” The radio show would air, first, on WOOK-AM. Its span included WYCB-AM, WUST-AM, WPFW FM and WKYS-FM. In 1975, Bell became the first Afro-American to host and produce a television sports prime time special. Bell owns the copyrights to an interview collection that reads like a “Who’s Who” in sports. In 2007, Bell was referred to as “a little known Black History fact” by syndicated talk show host, Tom Joyner. In 1980, Washingtonian Magazine named Bell “Washingtonian of the Year” for being a one-man community action program. His wife, Hattie, is the daughter of the late Dr. Charles H. Thomas, Jr., a modern day civil rights leader of the pre-Martin Luther King epoch of the early 50’s. He founded and started Voter Registration in the state of South Carolina. He was inducted into the Black South Carolina Hall of Fame.
In 1968, Harold, and his wife Hattie, founded the non-profit organization Kids In Trouble, Inc. They have been honored at the White House by President Richard M. Nixon, cited in the Congressional Record by Lou Stokes (D-Ohio), Senator Bob Dole (R-Kan.) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) for their work with at-risk children. Today, Harold K. Bell is a contributor on the Maggie Linton Show, heard on Sirius XM Radio-Channel 110 and, previously, the DC Historian for the World famous Ben’s Chili Bowl. www.TheOriginalInsideSports.com.