WTMJ-TV Schedule, Week of December 7th, 1947

Here’s the schedule for station WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the week starting Sunday, December 7th, 1947, straight from the weekly television listings printed in The Milwaukee Journal [1]. The station had debuted the previous week and thus this was its first full week on the air, although it didn’t broadcast on Mondays and Tuesdays. Notice that a film short titled Pearl Harbor was broadcast on Sunday, December 7th — the sixth anniversary of the attack on the United States naval base in Hawaii. Otherwise, the weekly schedule was starting to shape up. One program, Meet Your Neighbor, was seen Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. News was broadcast twice daily with the exception of Sundays. Teen Age Time may actually have premiered the previous week although television listings for that day do not include it. It was a variety/discussion program.

Sunday, December 7th, 1947
8:00PM – Choral concert.
8:15PM – Television newsreel.
8:30PM – Film: Pearl Harbor.
8:45PM – How to Do It.
9:00PM – Sunday Evening Theater.

Wednesday, December 10th, 1947
2:00PM – Meet Your Neighbor.
2:30PM – Let’s Look at the News.
2:45PM – Film program.
3:00PM – Surprise Package.
3:15PM – Movie Matinee.
7:45PM – Let’s Look at the News.
8:00PM – Open House.
8:15PM – Film program.
8:45PM – Boxing from the Auditorium.

Thursday, December 11th, 1947
2:00PM – Meet Your Neighbor.
2:30PM – Let’s Look at the News.
2:45PM – Film: Cartoon comedy.
3:00PM – Paul Skinner’s Music Room.
3:15PM – Movie Matinee: Baseball Film.
7:45PM – Let’s Look at the News.
8:00PM – Film: Armchair Travels.
8:30PM – Wrestling from South Side Armory.

Friday, December 12th, 1947
2:00PM – Meet Your Neighbor.
2:30PM – Let’s Look at the News.
2:45PM – Film: Excursions in Science.
3:00PM – Surprise Package.
3:15PM – Movie Matinee.
7:45PM – Let’s Look at the News.
7:55PM – Basketball: Shorewood at West Allis Central.

Saturday, December 13th, 1947
2:00PM – Table tennis tournament.
2:30PM – Let’s Look at the News.
2:45PM – Your Attention, Please.
3:00PM – Teen Age Time.
3:30PM – Wild West Theater.
7:45PM – Let’s Look at the News.
7:55PM – Sports film feature.
8:10PM – Basketball: Marquette vs. Ohio State.

Works Cited:

1 “Television Over WTMJ-TV.” Milwaukee Journal Screen-Radio. 7 Dec. 1947: 13.


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