THE GREYHOUND DIARIES
SONGS, STORIES AND IMAGES OVER 120,000 BUS MILES - BY DOUG LEVITT
ABOUT DOUG LEVITT AND THE GREYHOUND DIARIES
Singer-songwriter -- and ex-foreign correspondent -- Doug Levitt has traveled nearly 15 years and 150,000 Greyhound miles, writing songs, stories, and gathering images of fellow travelers struggling to get by. He has performed pieces of his Greyhound Diaries project at venues ranging from shelters, VAs, prison and ex-offender programs, to The Kennedy Center, Woody Guthrie Center, and Southern Poverty Law Center.
The BBC recently produced an hour-long documentary set around Levitt's project and the songs written about travelers he's met in transit. The BBC is presently producing a second documentary for TV for release later this year. The Museum of Social Justice in Los Angeles recently mounted a large multi-media exhibition of his work.
Produced by Trina Shoemaker
MORE ABOUT DOUG LEVITT AND THE GREYHOUND DIARIES
He has been interviewed/profiled by CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Billboard, ITV Channel 4, The Wall Street Journal, the UK's Independent, and Reuters.
Prior to his Greyhound project, Doug was a London-based correspondent and filed dispatches from places such as Rwanda, Iran and Bosnia for, among others, CNN, NBC and ABC. A graduate of Cornell University, where he was a mentee of Carl Sagan's in Critical Thinking, he received a Fulbright Scholarship and earned his masters in Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict from the London School of Economics. Before that, he graduated from the Washington, DC public schools.
He received the Speranza Foundation's Lincoln City Fellowship for his music.