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Taking a Tour of Los Angeles' Historic Neon Art

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Taking a Tour of Los Angeles' Historic Neon Art

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Taking a Tour of Los Angeles' Historic Neon Art

Taking a Tour of Los Angeles' Historic Neon Art

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The neon-trimmed gate to Chinatown, just north of the downtown core of Los Angeles. Rich Dean hide caption

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Bright lights, big cities and neon... The signs that illuminate the landscape of many American cities were first seen in Los Angeles.

Alex Cohen of member station KQED rides along on a tour that spotlights the neon landmarks of Los Angeles — kicking off a Day to Day series featuring summer tours around America.