Former War Correspondent’s Life Riding Greyhounds

Doug Levitt was a war correspondent who previously reported for NBC and has been to dangerous countries such as Bosnia, Iran and Rwanda, now he is a musician who rides Greyhound buses. Levitt grew up in Washington D.C., he is the son of a former Republican D.C. Councilmember, attended D.C. public schools and sang in a choir.

Doug Levitt has been riding Greyhound buses for over 13 years and has traveled over 120,000 miles across America. He says it is a way of life, not a travel project, one that has brought him closer to those often overlooked by society. Levitt has emphasized that those who ride the bus do so, not because they want to, but because they have to. An encounter he had was when he shared a bus seat with a neo-Nazi, a tense experience due to the fact the Levitt happens to be Jewish. But even this experience was informative as the man offered Levitt a sandwich and let Levitt sleep across the seats while he took the floor and more information click here.

Encounters like these have lead Levitt to examine every part of American life, and taught him key political lessons on the less fortunate and ostracized members of society that lead him to predict the election of the current president Donald Trump. Through his journeys he has brought light to these often neglected and ignored people who struggle to get by. Levitt believes that even though we are a diverse people we can always find things in common with our fellow humans, and we should always try and keep an open mind and his Twitter.

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