Roll back the clock to ancient Athens. Listen in as CBS takes you back to the fateful day when history rested on the brink of a cup of poison.
Rumor has it that Socrates will drink poison while in his prison cell. Will he really do it? Can he be stopped? CBS reporters interview folks to get the general political climate and feeling of the day. Later, Plato is interviewed for his views on the contraversal events surrounding the situation. Will Socrates death mean the end of democracy?
a recorded transcription of Socrates speech before the jury is played back where he defends himself, and his religious beliefs. Or lack of religion, since he was a known atheist. From his prison cell, Socrates shares more of his philosophies, and outlooks with the reporters. Whether he agrees with his fate or not, he feels there is no higher authority than the civic government that rules over us. If the government has decreed it, then he feels it to be his civic duty to go through with the poison.