WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21: THREE FAMOUS MAGAZINES
Profile America -- Monday, February 21st. In the past, February has been an important month in the U.S. magazine publishing industry. In 1922, the Reader's Digest appeared for the first time. It now has millions of subscribers and publishes editions in many languages. On this date in 1925, the New Yorker published its first edition. The witty and urbane magazine has featured work by many famous authors and cartoonists. And, this month in 1969, one of the nation's most revered magazines -- The Saturday Evening Post -- printed its final weekly edition after entertaining and informing Americans for 148 years. Today, the average American spends about $42 a year on magazines and 126 hours reading them. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 139
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 1130
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau