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Speech Therapist Sam Chwat Discusses Accents.

Speech Therapist Sam Chwat. Chwat's New York Speech Improvement Services attracts 200 to 250 clients a week. He taught Robert DeNiro how to gain an Appalachian accent for his role in "Cape Fear." Julia Roberts sought him out to relearn her southern drawl for "Steel Magnolias." He helped another southerner, Andie McDowell, after her lines for "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan" were dubbed by Glenn Close. In addition to the stars, Chwat assists people in business, politics, and communications to lose their accents and or to learn Standard American English.


Other segments from the episode on June 27, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 27, 1994: Interview with Sam Chwat; Interview with Stephen Goddard; Review of E. L. Doctorow's novel "The Waterworks."


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