The U.S. is often seen as simply being the place we see on the TV, which is often a metropolitan area with its image being closely controlled by the media, but Doug Levitt believes there is much more to see in the U.S. than just this carefully manicured aspect of society. In 2004, Doug Levitt had his life changed forever when he set out on a bus journey that would inspire the musician and artist to record his journeys as part of his ongoing “The Greyhound Diaries” project.
Doug Levitt sees his work with “The Greyhound Diaries” as being part of a larger process that he feels is important in bringing a glimpse into the real U.S. for millions of people across the planet who rarely see into the heart of America. Although Doug Levitt chooses to ride thousands of miles on the bus each and every year on a journey that has so far totaled more than 120,000 miles, those he rides alongside often have little choice because of economics or the problem of a lack of infrastructure in some states to take the bus for a range of reasons. Doug has done much during his research into “The Greyhound Diaries” to warn the U.S. that life in the heart of the nation can be a sign of how the country will move in the future; this became apparent to Doug Levitt when he saw the 2008 economic slowdown begin long before its effects hit the majority across the U.S. Doug also predicted the rise of President Donald Trump based on the mood of his fellow travelers as he created “The Greyhound Diaries” and learn more about Doug.
Born in Washington D.C., Doug Levitt seems to have always been on a journey to discover as much about the world as possible, which he has done by studying under physicist Carl Sagan at Cornell University before moving to Europe to study at the London School of Economics. Despite embarking on a career as a leading news correspondent Doug states he has felt the need to explore his artistic side and found a sense of fulfillment through the completion of “The Greyhound Diaries”.
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