Doug Levitt has a name and face well known to news channel viewers from around the world who remember him for his appearances on ABC, CNN, and NBC as an international correspondent. In recent years the formerly London based Levitt has moved to Nashville and embarked upon a tour of the U.S. using only Greyhound buses as transportation and recording his journey as part of his own art project, “The Greyhound Diaries“.
The idea for “The Greyhound Diaries” was not supposed to be a long term one, but was instead supposed to consist of a short six week journey to find inspiration in the people of the U.S. who are often ignored by the news media. Levitt’s journey began just before the 2008 economic slowdown and continued as the people of the U.S. who are rarely given a voice in the media were given an outlet through the songs, writings, and images produced by the Cornell University graduate. Almost a decade later Doug Levitt is still touring the U.S. using the Greyhound Bus services in his bid to record the issues facing those outside the major metropolitan areas of the U.S.
Over the course of his career Doug Levitt has toured many different areas of the world through his work as an international news correspondent; the nomadic nature of his lifestyle began with a decision to head to the London School of Economics to embark on a degree in International Politics. Levitt has always had an interest in the arts and has already released two EP’s of the music he has created as part of “The Greyhound Diaries” project.
The journey across the country that has moved from being a six week trip to an epic almost decade long journey has taken many forms for Doug Levitt, including his decision to release a book and produce a one man play based on his experiences. Doug Levitt’s journey has been one that has taken him around the country and provided a voice for those in the heart of the U.S. who have seen their stories published and discussed at The Kennedy Center and The Woody Guthrie Center.