This was one of the first documentary dramas which revealed a problem, rather than suggesting solutions. It was produced in 1946, and gained such popularity that it ran for close to seven years. Some of the problems that the show addressed were alcoholism, drug addiction, premarital sex, women in prison, and any subject that dealt with mental stress. Dr. John Griffin, director of the National Committee for Mental Hygiene, guided the series, and made several appearances as well. Creators of the series hoped that listeners with the same problems would be persuaded to seek professional help, and that some of the social stigma attached to these particular problems would be eased.