WTMJ-TV Schedule, Week of December 21st, 1947

Here’s the schedule for station WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the week starting Sunday, December 21st, 1947, straight from the weekly television listings printed in The Milwaukee Journal. The station was off the air on Mondays and Tuesdays and filled the bulk of its schedule with news programs, movies, short film programs and the occasional variety program.

The listings for this week included the following note: “Dec. 24 and Dec. 25 schedules subject to change.” Unfortunately, I can’t say whether the schedules for those days did in fact change. If they didn’t, the first program broadcast on December 25th was a half-hour of table tennis. I wish I knew whether it was a half-hour of actual table tennis being played or if there was instruction on playing the game as well.

Overall, the week was filled with quite a few programs relating to Christmas, including an episode of How to Do It on decorating and wrapping for Christmas, broadcast on December 21st, as well as a pair of films (Night Before Christmas and Silent Night, dates unknown), broadcast on December 22nd.

Sunday, December 21st, 1947
8:00PM – Choral Concert.
8:15PM – Television Newsrell.
8:30PM – Film Shorts.
8:45PM – How to Do It series: Decorating and Wrapping for Christmas.
9:00PM – To be announced.

Wednesday, December 22nd, 1947
2:00PM – Meet Your Neighbor.
2:30PM – News.
2:45PM – Film variety.
3:00PM – Surprise Package, film.
3:15PM – Movie, Lost Jungle.
7:45PM – News and Views.
8:00PM – Schuster’s Open House.
8:15PM – Newsreel.
8:30PM – Music room.
9:00PM – Night Before Christmas, film.
9:10PM – Silent Night, film.

Thursday, December 23rd, 1947
2:00PM – Children’s Movie.
2:30PM – Newsreel.
2:40PM – World Christmas.
2:50PM – Film.
3:00PM – Christmas Songs.
7:45PM – Christmas Carols.
8:00PM – Family Party.
9:00PM – Winter Sports Film.

Friday, December 24th, 1947
2:00PM – Meet Your Neighbor.
2:30PM – News.
2:45PM – Science Film.
3:00PM – Surprise Package.
3:15PM – Lost Jungle.
7:45PM – News.
7:55PM – Basketball: Messmer vs. Alumni.

Saturday, December 25th, 1947
2:00PM – Table Tennis.
2:30PM – News.
2:45PM – Attention, Please.
3:00PM – Teen Age Time.
3:30PM – Wild West Theater.
7:45PM – News.
7:55PM – Musical Film.
8:00PM – Night Club.
8:30PM – Baseball Film.

Works Cited:

1 “Television Over WTMJ-TV.” Milwaukee Journal Screen-Radio. 21 Dec. 1947: 9.

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