“The Greyhound Diaries” are seen as a labor of love for Doug Levitt who has been a major supporter of the work of artist Doug Levitt who has been the driving force behind the project that has been in operation for more than a decade. Doug Levitt has been a major fan of the WPA broadcasts that were developed in the 1930s by the U.S. Federal Government to supply information and record the events that took place during “The Great Depression” with artists hitting the road to help record just how the effects on economic decline had destroyed the working classes of the U.S.
Doug Levitt has always been looking to become a major source of information for the people of the U.S. and the world as a whole, which has included his work as a broadcaster with some of the largest news organizations in the world. Levitt has spent a large amount of his adult life living and working in the British capital of London where the Washington D.C. native completed his studies in international politics from the London School of Economics; as the family of Doug Levitt are some of the best known local politicians in the U.S capital he has always had his eye on the aspects of policy that affect people at all levels of society.
“The Greyhound Diaries” now see Doug Levitt embark on a series of journeys each year that include his time spent exploring parts of the U.S. that have remained largely unexplored by the mainstream media during the 2008 economic slowdown. Levitt himself spotted the effects of the slowdown long before 2008 as he continued on his journey that has taken him over the 120,000 miles mark, and given him material for songs, writings, and a spoken word event that have marked him out as one of the most creative and politically important artists of recent times; Doug Levitt has remained important to the rising level of political awareness sweeping the U.S. that has included the launch of a YouTube channel that includes the work completed for “The Greyhound Diaries”.