"I think cities like New York are idolized to the point that even their missteps are looked at positively, whereas Atlanta has to struggle endlessly to prove its worth. I think Atlanta would already be seen as a second-tier city if it was anywhere but the South. Impressions are changing, but this region is still not looked at favorably by the rest of the world. Images of Jim Crow and 'Deliverance' still come to mind for a lot of outsiders." — Guest #19, "On National Scale, What 'Tier' Does Atlanta Deserve?"