The Unknown Side of America

The greyhound diaries tell a story that most of the American News Outlets have ignored for a long time. They tell the story of the ordinary American who does not have the privilege to catch a plane to their destinations. It tells the unity between two people who would have otherwise taken a side to a political and social prejudice. It shows the unity and oneness among the people who are brought together by the discomfort of riding a bus for hours or by sharing their most intimate past with strangers. It is the experience of Doug Levitt a famous musician from DC. He narrates his experiences and interactions with the prisoners, the Nazis and all the people he got to interact with on the buses.

Doug Levitt grew up in DC where he lived with his mother after the death of his father. His father’s suicide gave him a story to share with the strangers who were opening up to him freely due to the anonymity of the people on the bus. He explains the whole situation as therapeutic; the more he interacted with the people, the more he got a platform to solve all his issues. Unlike all the other people on the bus, Levitt took the bus by choice. He began the journey in 2004 when he was conducting a voter registration for John Kerry. He continued to take the bus even after the elections were over with his guitar singing to the local people and documenting their stories and more information via Twitter.

Doug Levitt is a song writer and singer who grew up on a public spotlight both as a foreign correspondent and the son of a DC republican. His mother, Carol Schwartz was a member of the city council and a candidate for mayor. David Schwartz, Levitt’s father committed suicide when he was fifteen and this was partially his inspiration as an artist. He travelled more than 120,000 miles on a bus across America in order to see a wider scope of the country. This has brought him coverage by CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, MSNBC and Reuters, Billboard. As a foreign correspondent he has travelled to Rwanda, Iran, Bosnia and read full article.

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