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Outside Looking In: Los Angeles

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:00:09
Welcome back to "Metro Connection." I'm Rebecca Sheir. Today's show is all about being on the outside looking in. And so far we've visited a few American cities to see what people way outside the beltway think of D.C. We hit the East Coast by swinging by New York.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:00:24
We hit the Midwest with a stop in Minneapolis and now we're going to head all the way to the other side of the country to the city of angels, Los Angeles. And this is interesting, before we could get people out there to tell us their impressions of Washington they gave us a pretty clear idea of how they think they're fair city trumps ours.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE

00:00:42
Certainly, we have the weather.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE

00:00:43
I'd say the weather.

FEMALE

00:00:44
The weather.

MALE

00:00:46
Think about waking up and it's sunny most of the year as opposed to waking up to snow, cloudy, gray weather.

SHEIR

00:00:53
Okay, okay, L.A. No need to rub it in. But anyway, without further ado, here's a little perspective on what Angelinos think about life in the nation's capital.

MALE

00:01:03
Well, they say Washington D.C. is four square miles surrounded by reality and that's true, but it also has a lot to offer people of all ages because of the museums and the national cathedral and the government functions.

MALE

00:01:16
I think D.C., as opposed to Los Angeles, is probably a lot more centralized of a city with a much better public transportation system and a much more feeling of probably city unity than Los Angeles, which basically just a bunch of neighborhoods linked together by freeways.

FEMALE

00:01:33
Well, I love Washington D.C. I spent an internship there in college and so I always think of the monuments and the grandeur and it almost has an energy to it with people who are really driven and dedicated in a whole different way than anywhere else in the U.S.

SHEIR

00:01:47
Those were L.A. residents speaking with producer Angela Kim.
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