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Muhammad Ali dies: ABC, CBS, Spike to air special TV tributes

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TV networks are wasting no time in paying tribute this weekend to late boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who died at age 74 Friday evening in Arizona. 

Here’s a list of what you can watch, where and when: 

20/20 (ABC) — Saturday, June 4; 8 p.m. ET

In lieu of a planned O.J. Simpson rerun, Elizabeth Vargas will anchor an hourlong special, “Muhammad Ali: The Greatest of All Time,” at 8 p.m. ET. 

48 Hours (CBS) — Saturday, June 4; 9 p.m. ET

An hour later, CBS preempts it’s scheduled 48 Hours rerun to present “Muhammad Ali: Remembering a Legend”

Facing Ali (Spike TV) — Saturday, June 4; 9 p.m. ET

The cable network will air an encore presentation of the original documentary Facing Ali, featuring interviews with ten of his most acclaimed rivals, as well as vintage footage. The special also recreates Ali’s “most unforgetting rivalries and recounts his triumphs, tragedies and unstoppable spirit.”