Doug Levitt’s Greyhound Diaries took him to all parts of the country over an 8-year period. During his Greyhound bus travels, he clocked over 80,000 miles and broke bread with many people of all races, religions and creeds, who for the most part, were merely surviving.
The Greyhound Diaries were patterned much like the decades old depression-era WPA projects. This stunning portrait of America has resulted in a EP and one-man Broadway show. Levitt has made guest appearances on a number of shows including MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan, Fox News, CNN and the Wall Street Journal.
Before embarking on his journey across the U.S., Doug Levitt was a foreign correspondent for ABC News. He worked abroad for many years and spent time in places like Iran, Bosnia, Columbia and Croatia. Levitt compiled thousands of images, postcards, buttons and music during his Greyhound Diary travels.
Levitt is the son of a doctor and city councilwoman. He is a graduate of Cornell University and a Fulbright Scholar. Levitt is also an accomplished singer and musician. He first became interested in music at a very young age. After several years as correspondent, he decided on a different route. This detour led him to the idea of the Greyhound Diaries.
Levitt also works for a number of organizations for the needy. He volunteers his time at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington D.C. and assists at many homeless shelters. He has also worked at the Kennedy Center. Levitt has performed with a number of bands, including Counting Crows.
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