In ancient Rome, law forbids execution of any Roman citezen without a trial, and due process. Go back in time with CBS reporters and get all the details.
A conspiracy looms under the rule of Cicero. While the crowd roars, CBS reporters interview him about the nations constitution, and legal matters that surround the situation. the political climate is one of much posturing, and back stabbing. Political heavyweights discuss manipulating the laws to suit their needs.
The word on the street reveals things from a different angle. One that indicates bribes, and scandals that make the top politicians richer at the sake of the poor and working class of Romans. In other words, the people aren’t buying the hype that the politicians toss their way.
Even the common man realizes that if the constitution is doomed, the nation is also doomed.
So what’s the deal behind Catiline? He was a soldier who followed orders, then was betrayed, and now faces a death penalty for following those orders. Will his trial be a travesty of Roman justice? The debate rages on in the courtroom with great orations on both sides.
PS: Originally posted on Dec 12, 2010. Keep listening in as we take a march through time with these historic dramas. Over the course of the upcoming months, travel through time from the ancient Greeks through the events of the past century or so.