Fresh Air for Oct. 7, 2017: New Muhammad Ali Biography; Roz Chast Draws A Guide To NYC Hear the Fresh Air program for October 7, 2017

On May 27, 1963, Ali (known then as Cassius Clay) held up five fingers in a prediction of how many rounds it would take him to win against British boxer Henry Cooper. In June 1963, he fulfilled his prediction and was declared the bout winner after five rounds. Kent Gavin/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: New Muhammad Ali Biography; Roz Chast Draws A Guide To NYC

Biographer Jonathan Eig says Ali had "the spirit of a rebel." Linguist Geoff Nunberg reflects on the vanished styles and language of the hippie era. Cartoonist Roz Chast draws a "love letter" to NYC.

On May 27, 1963, Ali (known then as Cassius Clay) held up five fingers in a prediction of how many rounds it would take him to win against British boxer Henry Cooper. In June 1963, he fulfilled his prediction and was declared the bout winner after five rounds. Kent Gavin/Getty Images hide caption

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Kent Gavin/Getty Images

Fresh Air Weekend: New Muhammad Ali Biography; Roz Chast Draws A Guide To NYC

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