The Mail Story
|The Mail Story: Handle with Care|
|Starring||No regular performer|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original run||October 7, 1954– December 30, 1954|
|Preceded by||The Lone Ranger (7:30 p.m. EST Thursdays)|
|Followed by||Treasury Men in Action (8:30 p.m. Thursdays)|
In the premiere episode then Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield, who served in the administration of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, introduced the program to American audiences. The program was partly documentary in offering explanations of the services available from the Post Office Department, now known as the U.S. Postal Service. It also had original dramas about individuals or groups who tried to misuse the mail and hence faced apprehension for their crimes. Such segments ranged in date from the 1850s with stagecoach robberies to contemporary times with sophisticated mail fraud cases.
- Alex McNeil, Total Television, p. 508
- Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, The Complete Directory to Network and Cable TV Programs, 1946-Present, 2003, p. 539.
- McNeil, Total Television, appendix with network television schedules