72. David Landor, Director, Government Press Office, to Michael Arnon, Counsellor for Press and Information at the Israel Embassy in Washington; Jerusalem, 5 February 1961
Disagreements over the issue of the television filming of the Eichmann trial, the grant of exclusivity to the 'Capital Cities' firm, and the claims of the major television networks in the United States. Arnon's demand to give special consideration to 'Life' magazine in photographing the trial for the press has caused problems.
73. Mordechai Navon and Yitzhak Agadati, Geva Films, to Teddy (Theodore) Kollek, Director-General of the Prime Minister's Office; Tel Aviv, 6 February 1961
Protest against the decision by the Government Press Office to grant exclusive television filming rights of the Eichmann trial to the American firm 'Capital Cities', instead of to a deserving local firm.
74. David Landor, Director, Government Press Office, to (Felix) Eliezer Shinnar, Head of the Israel Mission in Cologne; Jerusalem, 7 February 1961
Arrangements to give special attention to the German journalists coming to cover the trial.
75. Meeting of the Council for Distributing Tickets to the Eichmann Trial; Jerusalem, 12 February 1961
In light of the huge demand (417 journalists from 35 different countries will be covering the trial), a discussion was held on allocating the tickets to the trial to institutions and individuals, and on the order of seating in the courtroom.
For more information on the filming of the trial for television and live radio broadcasts, see Amit Pinchevski, Tamar Liebes and Ora Herman, Eichmann on the Air: Radio and the Making of a Historic Trial.