Festivities abound through the land as CBS reporters take you back to Pompei.
It’s Navy day, and the Roman fleet is in port. Speakers provide witness of the tollerant and upbeat attitude that represent the social climate. People laugh and joke, they talk about the spectacles to be seen around town. Gladiators march into the arena for the day’s sport. A blow by blow color commentary is given of the competition, complete with battles with lions.
Just when the lions pounce on a praying band of Christians, utter turmoil breaks out. The volcano has erupted. Mixed in with periods of radio silence, CBS reporters scramble to maintain the broadcast, offering musical interludes to fill in the gap of radio blackout.
Reports begin rolling in from reporters on the spot to describe the chaotic scenes. Listen in to witness for yourself how the drama of the festivities that turned into tragedy in a single moment.