It’s a cold morning in the new French republic, and Marie Antoinette is to stand trial. Join CBS as they roll back the clock to take you there. Taken from actual reports and quotations of the times we have a look at the proceedings.
The prosecutor and court officials are interviewed over their tactics in the trial. Citezens of the newly won revolution nervously watch the trial, and share a few thoughts with the reporters. Elsewhere, a report of an attempt to rescue the condemned Marie is presented. Will it work?
Meanwhile, reporters take us to the palace where prisoners are held, and we learn some of the conditions there. CBS reporters try to examine reasons for some of the political prisoners being held there. Finally, a word with Marie herself is presented. She shares her personal losses and feelings about the circus surrounding her trial.
Has this been a fair trial? Is Marie guilty of any crimes? Or is she simply a victim of her circumstance, and the new freedoms of the people. If you ask me, there is certainly a lot of drama and emotions all through the procedings. Not from the radio production, but from the participants of the time. Maybe not a fair trial, but it appeased the emotions of the masses.