Doug Levitt’s travels have taken him to all parts of the United States. The journalist, singer, songwriter documented his 100,000 mile journey in the series “Greyhound Diaries.”
Levitt, who has been profiled on MSNBC‘s Dylan Ratigan Show, Fox News, CNN and PBS, embarked on this life-changing quest to show what life is like for real-life, ordinary Americans just trying to get by. He has collected a variety of mementos over his eight-year journey and met people of all races, colors, religions and creeds. He says the idea came from the economic downturn in 2008. He wanted to see how everyday Americans were affected.
The project is modeled after the 1930s depression-era WPA, where journalists and photographers captured pictures and tales from struggling families looking to get away from the dust bowl and poverty. His initiative also shows the plight of people in crisis. He has more than 10,000 photos in his travel collection. He also composed and sang all of the recordings on the program.
Doug Levitt has performed a Broadway act chronicling his travels and released an EP.
Before the Greyhound Diaries, Levitt was an international correspondent working for ABC, CNN and CBS. He has reported from a number war torn areas around the globe. He is a graduate of Cornell University and is from a well-connected political family in the D.C. area.