Steve Saunders was a special agent of the FBI who had been specially picked by J. Edgar Hoover who on first seeing him wrote his fitness report writing
Fitness Report: Steve Saunders
Appearance and Dress: Neat
Intelligence: quick keen marked, executive ability appears t o be resourceful, mature, cool-headed.
Qualified for appointment, would develop into a better than average agent.
After that he was sent on a variety of cases dealing with everything from counterfeiters to saboteurs while taking his orders from and reporting directly to FBI director Hoover.
Allegedly based on real cases undertaken by the FBI, Parents Magazine must have at least had their approval to produce this series; otherwise they would not have been allowed to have used J. Edgar Hoover as not just a name or occasional image, but as a regular series character.