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Here’s what Link covered April 7-13

Stamps, price changes and a TV miniseries were in the news

Two men dressed in costume from the late 1700s.
Michael Douglas, left, is Benjamin Franklin and Noah Jupe is Temple Franklin in the Apple TV+ limited series “Franklin.”

Two new stamps dominated Link’s coverage last week.

The Postal Service announced plans to release a stamp this year honoring baseball great Hank Aaron, who rose from humble beginnings to rewrite the record books while prevailing in the face of racism.

The stamp was announced April 8, the 50th anniversary of the game where Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s home run record.

Link also covered the stamp ceremony honoring former first lady Betty Ford, who was widely admired for her support of women’s rights and her candor about the serious health challenges she faced.

“She single-handedly redefined the role of the modern first lady, using her platform to speak about issues she cared about,” said Amber McReynolds, vice chair of the USPS Board Governors, who spoke at the ceremony.

We also told you about the Postal Service’s plans to change some prices in July and took you behind the scenes of the organization’s latest TV advertising campaign.

Additionally, we went “On the Job” with Cameron Larsen, a Salt Lake City distribution operations supervisor, and “Off the Clock” with Dallas Crawley, a Merrifield, VA, an acting engineering systems maintenance supervisor who coaches youth basketball in his free time.

Finally, we previewed “Franklin,” a new TV miniseries about Benjamin Franklin’s diplomatic career after his tenure as postmaster general.

The eight-part series, streaming on Apple TV+, shows how Franklin traveled to Paris and persuaded the Kingdom of France to militarily support the fledgling United States’ rebellion against the British.

Stephen Kochersperger, the acting USPS historian, said this might have been Franklin’s “finest” hour.

“His mission to France was extremely delicate, but without French support, the war for independence would have failed,” Kochersperger said.