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Celebrating New York's Subway in Film and Song

This month, the New York City subway system turns 100. When it opened on Oct. 27, 1904, the subway was not America's first underground transit system. But it transformed the nation's largest city and how the world viewed it.

Over the decades, depictions of New York's subway in film and song have reflected the ever-changing image of the Big Apple itself. In the first of a series of reports, NPR's Robert Smith examines the New York subway's role in pop culture.

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Robert Smith is a host for NPR's Planet Money where he tells stories about how the global economy is affecting our lives.