Eichmann Verdict Expected Next Month; Govt. Sets Terms for Filming

The long-awaited judgment in the trial of former Gestapo colonel Adolf Eichmann is tentatively scheduled to be handed down in November, the Government Press Office indicated today.

The tentative date was disclosed in connection with a decision by the press office to open negotiations with overseas film and television companies to record the verdict. Capital Cities Broadcasting Company, the American firm which televised the lengthy trial from its start last April 11 to its end on August 14, will not be among the bidders because of financial losses it incurred.

It was reported that the press office was setting the same terms for filming the delivery of the verdict as those on which Capital Cities obtained the rights to televising the trial. The terms include a non-profit “public service” clause and one stating that the “film must be made available to any company interested in distributing or slowing the proceedings. It was also reported that the major United States television networks might form a pool to cover the costs of televising the verdict proceedings.

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