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The Economy Catches Up: Las Vegas Going Somewhat Bust

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Following up last week's conversation about Los Angeles' far flung suburb with KCET SoCal Connected correspondent John Ridley, here is the spot that aired. At one point, Robin Leach (you know him as the voice behind Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous) blamed President Barack Obama's mention of Vegas in the context of bailout money for the cancellation of 55 conferences. They have some extra videos, too, including the normally packed airplane from Burbank to Vegas:

Also: Last month, Ridley did a good report on Las Vegas' light pollution and how it was affecting Death Valley National Park.