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Doug Levitt: Using Songs and Photos to Highlight the Plight of Suffering Americans

Doug Levitt has spent the better part of the past decade on American roads. Once a CNN and CBS correspondent, he became a freelance writer and photographer on a mission. To Doug Levitt, far too many stories were going unreported by the mainstream media in the US. The media houses were doing a terrible injustice to the millions of broke and frustrated citizens residing on the countryside. To that effect, he woke up one day and decided to book a one-way Greyhound bus ticket to anywhere, and that decision gave birth to the greyhound diaries.

 

Doug’s Vision

 

His vast touring of the North American continent eventually culminated in the release of two books labeled, “The Greyhound Diaries.” His voyages also led to the production of an LP and a website containing dozens of pictures and video evidence of his encounters in all the places he traveled.

 

Doug’s travels have brought him face to face with people who are disconnected from the mainstream conversation. Individuals who don’t have the slightest clue about Twitter Trends. To Levitt, just because these people are disconnected doesn’t mean that their views and opinions aren’t important. No wonder, he travels around to listen to them and consequently gets their narratives heard all the way back in the Capital.

 

About Doug Levitt

 

Doug is an award-winning artist who’s done a remarkable job at sensitizing Americans about the plight of the poor folks in the countryside. His parents were active in politics; his mother was a Republican councilwoman. He was interested in hobbies like singing in the choir as a youth.

 

Doug’s altruistic nature has helped thousands of people to get their stories heard. This has, in turn, enabled the personal and the professional growth of the singer-cum-songwriter. In his interviews, Doug always mentions the crucial part his upbringing in Washington D.C played towards shaping him as a person. Growing up, he got a chance to meet and interact with people from all corners of the nation. Attending public schools just served to reinforce the exposure the artist already had in different societies.