The date is October 12, 1492, and CBS reporters in London are breathlessly awaiting news from the ships at sea in search of a new land. It has been days since the remote transmitters have sent back a report, and the silence has tensions running high.
The brother, and the wife of Christopher Columbus are interviewed, and confidence is held high. Transcriptions of earlier radio contact are played as the Santa Maria, the Pinta, and the Nina had reached the doldrums, experienced tidal waves from a distant hurricane, and been slowed down by a sea of weeds. Other officials and explorers of the day are interviewed including Queen Isabella, and Amerigo.
Finally a weak signal has bounced through the atmosphere, and a trans Atlantic broadcast is recieved. It’s 2am, and land has been sighted. Later, CBS reporters give an account of the landing on San Salvador, and the natives there.
If this is the Indies, or China, something isn’t quite right. But who cares! Land has been found!.