In the Roman Senate, it’s the Ides of March as government officials gather, and CBS reporters take you there. The day that shook the Roman Empire and changed the course of history.
Reporters interview a soothsayer who hints at the fateful meaning behind the Ides of March. Elsewhere, a man on the street interview tries to track down the rumor of a plot against Caesar. Is there any truth in it? Brutus laughs it off, but he’s let off the hook when the arrival of Caesar distracts the reporter.
Speeches are the order of the day as CBS covers the roar of the crowd. Suddenly disaster strikes, and the coverage turns urgent as reporters try to get to the facts. Will this be the ruin of Rome? Can a civil war be avoided? Mark Anthony seems to be the central figure as a de facto ruler.
Certain respects are offered to Ceasar’s family and his burial that seem to be designed to soften the blow of the murder, but will that be enough? Politics plays with fire as measures are taken to gain trust of the divided factions of the country. Listen in as events develop surrounding the funeral procession of Caesar, and the social climate of the day as CBS reporters cover this story of a famous tyranicide.