Winner 1961

Verdict for Tomorrow: The Eichmann Trial on Television

Capital Cities Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

A special Peabody Award goes to Capital Cities Broadcasting Corporation and its executive producer, Milton Fruchtman, for providing the gavel-to-gavel television coverage of the trial of Adolph Eichmann in Israel to allow the trial to be televised, and through the unstinting contribution of its own resources in providing the exclusive television coverage of the four-month trial, Capital Cities Broadcasting compiled an enduring record of the dangers and consequences of tyranny and rule by terror. Furthermore, Capital Cities Broadcasting produced a 30-minute film documentary summarizing the trial’s proceedings entitled Verdict For Tomorrow and distributed same, without charge, to stations reaching more than three-quarters of the nation’s population.