The United States Postal Service lost $1.7 billion during the year that ended September 30th. That was even before the anthrax attacks that could force the Post Office to take expensive new measures to ensure the safety of the mail. What changes are ahead for the U.S. Postal Service? Will it develop the technology to protect customers from future anthrax mailings? Can it stay afloat in the face of its new challenges? Does the system need a total overhaul? This hour, a 226-year-old institution seeks to adapt to 21st century threats.
Jean Guillimin, Professor of Sociology at Boston College
fellow at MIT's Security Program;
Bob Cannon, Public Affairs Manager U-S Post Office for Eastern and Central Massachusetts
This program aired on December 17, 2001.