Doug Levitt, the mastermind behind the Greyhound Diaries, was a featured guest on Channel 4 news in March of 2017. Channel 4 News is a UK based news reporting service that does news both in studio and online. It is known for covering non-traditional subjects and bringing in independent reporters, filmmakers and covering issues that are not covered by traditional forms of media.
While on Channel 4 News, Doug Levitt was interviewed on the Greyhound Diaries project. The Greyhound Diaries is a project that contains a compilation of photographs, videos, recorded interviews and experiences that Doug Levitt had seen while traveling by Greyhound bus across the United States. According to Channel 4 News, Doug Levitt has traveled more than 120,000 miles around the United States by bus, which means that Levitt has traveled across the USA by bus many, many times. In that time, he has gotten a lot of insight about American society and the problems that afflict it.
While on air, Doug Levitt described that you see a very interesting blend of people traveling together by bus, that you would not necessarily see otherwise traveling together. He describes seeing an Iraqi war veteran, a recently released convict from prison who was a neo-Nazi and Donald Trump supporter and a black person wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt all traveling together in one bus. Such is the norm for travel by Greyhound Bus says Doug Levitt. You have people of all races that includes white, black, Asian, Native American, Indian and Middle Eastern traveling in one bus. The thing that unites everyone here is the poverty or the lack of ability to travel by car or other means of transportation.
Channel 4 News spent some time highlighting the fact that Doug Levitt predicted that Donald Trump would win the 2016 election. Levitt said that he saw a disconnect between people on the right with their politicians and an ignorance on the left to see what people really felt like in key swing states that Doug Levitt traveled in by bus. Combined with an economic depression like economy, that sees many people struggle, Doug Levitt says that Donald Trump really hit off a chord with people. He also reached people with his message in far off towns that have been ignored for far too long by politicians.