For years, the town where I grew up – and where I still live – has succumbed to Hollywood fever. Since 1955, television and film crews have called Covington, GA home.
Our town has been the stage for Oscar winners (My Cousin Vinny‘s Marissa Tomei) and Emmy winners (Carroll O’Connor of In the Heat of the Night).
Production companies film all over the South – and have done so for years. So why is it that, most any time a character from the South opens his or her mouth on television or film, the accent that comes out is terrible?
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