NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 18, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Prestonsburg, Kentucky: Roger O’Neil) Efforts by some Americans to rid themselves of their regional accents featured; scenes shown from a class for young actors in Kentucky. [Student Seth WHEATON, actress Judith MOORE- comment on being stereotyped by their Appalachian accent.] [Corporate headhunter John CHALLENGER – comments on voice discrimination.] [Center for Rural Strategies Dee DAVIS- says the power to succeed is more about remembering who you are.] [Jenny Wiley Theatre Marty CHILDERS- says he is not ashamed of his accent.]
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