A siege is in full affect, but today is the day where Montezuma will determine whether Mexico City will be saved or be overridden by the Aztecs. CBS reporters take you there to witness the standoff between General Cortez, and Emporer Montezuma.
Aztec civillians have the Spaniards surrounded and pent up in the city. Aztec warriors stand by and are ready for the attack. Though they once believed the white Spaniards were gods, they have since proven otherwise, and the Aztecs have no qualms about wiping out the spaniards. If Montezuma lifts the siege, will the Spaniards leave Mexico? Will the Aztec people let them?
Reporters analyze how events transpired in recent months. Commentary is provided on how things might have happened differently, if leaders had made different decisions early on. Vivid word pictures develop as reporters describe the colorful parade of Montezuma’s royal procession. An announcement is made to the people, and commotion breaks out.
The political climate of the people center on religious changes, loyalty to to the Emporer, and their old ways of life. CBS reporters provide a quick epilog to tell how things work out.