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Louisville becomes global stage for international media ahead of Ali memorial

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Services on Thursday and Friday for Muhammad Ali are going out to an international audience.

WDRB's Karl Man was given the assignment to find other media members who also were on assignment. The catch? They had to be from faraway places. 

Laura Trevelyan caught our crew's attention, so we spoke with the BBC correspondent about her crew coming to Louisville. 

"I knew it as a horsey town. I didn't realize it was the birthplace of Muhammad Ali until he died," said Trevelyan. 

Reporter Arjen Van Der Horst has to do some math when filing his reports to NOS Television in the Netherlands. The audience over in Amsterdam gets their news six hours before people in Kentucky.

"We arrived last night, we tried to get a car, everything was sold out," said Van Der Horst.

You can watch Colin Campbell cover the services for Muhammad Ali -- that is if you lived 5,000 miles away from Louisville. 

The reporter for the Turkish television network, "TRT" had to push past the jet lag. Campbell wanted to be on-point when he went on-air for all those watching back in in Istanbul.

"This just really speaks to the global perspective and global impact that Muhammad Ali has," said Campbell.

More than 2,000 media credentials have been handed out this week.

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