Muhammad Ali was a regular guest on all sorts of talk shows throughout the sixties and seventies, although he was more or less blacklisted for a short while during the Vietnam controversy. Here's a heated appearance on an episode of The Mike Douglas Show in which Ali makes some very good points, only to be thwarted by the drug addled confusion of Sly Stone.
Here is another Muhammad Ali appearance on The Mike Douglas Show talking about fighting Joe Frazier.
Sparks fly in this 1975 appearance on Mike Douglas when Muhammad Ali shares the panel with fellow boxer (and eventual WWF wrestler) Chuck Wepner. The two would be fighting each other a few weeks after this encounter.
Make sure to check out my Saturday Morning Blog for footage of I'm The Greatest, the terrible Muhammad Ali cartoon, this episode of The Generation Exploitation Podcast which features the classic Muhammad Ali vs. Tooth Decay vinyl LP, and this article I wrote for Radio WFMU about all the assorted trash culture The Greatest involved himself in.
Oh, and I almost forgot, since I mentioned the rambling Sly Stone, here he is out of his mind on an episode of The Dick Cavett Show. Poor Dick. Poor Sly.