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Cityscape: Tawking the Tawk

Cityscape:  Tawking the Tawk
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A new documentary tells the story of the New York City accent.

The New York City accent is distinct and unmistakable. 

From James Cagney to Woody Allen to Rosie Perez, you know they’re from New York as soon as they open their mouths.  On this week’s Cityscape, we’ll talk with a filmmaker who made a documentary that tells the story of the New York City accent. We'll also take you to an accent slam where New Yorkers competed for the best New York City accent, and we'll talk with an accent-elimination coach who helps people rid themselves of their "fuhgettaboutits."