Unless the new governor of Mexico grants a stay of execution, Archduke Maximillian faces a firing squad at sunrise. Pleas, and protests pour in from royalty and dignitaries all around the world, but will Governor Juarez honor them? CBS reporters interview those who argue whether Maximillian is innocent, a Prisoner of War, a villan, or if he should be considered with some other status. Even Maximillian is interviewed, and he speaks his peace.
Listeners are there for his last words and moments before the firing squad marches in. Through radio link ups, other reporters take the listeners to various places to get people’s opinions on the contraversy over Maximillians deeds. Can there be any hope? Is he really a tyrant, deserving his fate?
Note: also aired on: 12-05-1948.