It has been 6 days since the world heard from Admiral Perry, but his last known whereabouts had him moving at about 25 miles per day, and drawing close to the North Pole. CBS reporters take you there as they try to make contact with theexpedition. Why isn’t Perry responding to radio signals? Is the weather or atmosphere the problem, or has he just not set up a radio station yet?
CBS reporters speculate with experts they have at hand on the ship, the Roosevelt. Learn about some of the preparations that Perry made. Radio signals from a way station are able to give a glimpse of the progress of the expidition, and a little about the weather conditions. Is it going to be all good news? There’s still plenty of danger. Reporters continue to give reports from others in the supporting party.
Despite terrible weather, fierce blizzards, and dangers from frost bite, members of the crew are in high spirits as they deal with the elements. Activities of the support crews have come to a stop as they join the world in hearing that expected radio signal. Focus turns to the Eskimo people, showing them in a light of being primitive, but a happy and brave people who the harsh weather is just the events of a normal day. A dog sled rushes up, but the news the Eskimo has brings a note of tragedy. Will this dark note set the tone for the fate of the expedition? A crackling radio signal breaks the air, and news has come from Admiral Perry. Has he made it? Will it take more travelling? How will he know where the pole is located?
Note: To add an extra degree of authenticity, the daughter of Admiral Perry is on hand to share her thoughts on her famous dad, and his expeditions.