US Stamps

By Joe O'Donnell

'CBS Sunday Morning' episode with upright Jenny Invert segment brings huge audience: Morning Report

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January 26, 2015 04:23 PM

1. Stamps get quality screen time

We’re going to take credit for this one: 

The Jan. 18 edition of CBS Sunday Morning, which featured a lengthy profile of the upright Jenny Invert by senior correspondent Rita Braver, brought the show its largest audience since Jan. 23, 1994. According to TVNewser, the 90-minute-long episode averaged 6.79 million viewers and a 1.6/08 in the coveted age 25 to 54 age group.

Read more about the Inverted Jenny segment: 

2. USPS gets pat on the back

Forbes contributor Gene Marks sang the praises of the U.S. Postal Service for overcoming "the costs and bureaucracy and work rules of being a government agency" and keeping UPS and FedEx on their toes in a Jan. 26 post. 

"Sure, they’re still losing money in a world that sends more emails and less letters. But the postal service is quickly adapting to this new world."

Read Marks's full post here.

3. What's new on

The Pope is apparently a popular guy, as shown by the first-day sellout of a souvenir stamp by the Phillipinnes post office, PHL Post, that commemorated his recent visit. 

Read the full story here.

4. Yesterday's most-viewed post

USPS spokesman comments on upright Jenny Invert pane distribution

5. Being social