- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: December 23, 1998
Six days a week, more than 128 million American homes and businesses get their mail. Here's how.
603 millions pieces of mail are handled everyday. They are delivered to 128 million American homes and businesses. They are brought by the United States Postal Service.
MODERN MARVELSTM goes behind the scenes of the world?s largest communication agency to show how the mail gets through. Follow a typical letter on a remarkable journey where human hands may only touch it twice. Learn how the Post Office has changed through the years and get an up-close look at the technology the modern Post Office relies on. Historians probe the long past of the agency and reveal its gaffes and triumphs, while archival footage recalls the glory days of twice-daily delivery. And Postmaster General Marvin Runyon offers a privileged view of today's Post Office and the problems it faces as it prepares for a new millennium.
This is the ultimate, inside look at the agency that promises 'Neither rain, nor snow, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers form the swift completion of their appointed rounds.'