WNBT Schedule, Week of July 27th, 1941

Here’s the schedule for NBC’s commercial station WNBT in New York City for the week starting Sunday, July 27th, 1941, straight from daily television listings printed in The New York Times. The station was off the air on Sunday. Programs for the week included a soap box derby, a few variety shows, a comedy called “Prince Gabby,” a spelling bee and programs featuring Manhattan Beach Lifeguards and the Clawson Triplets.

There was only one sporting event during the week, boxing, and fewer films than in previous weeks. The Wednesday film about Puritans was likely another installment from the 1923 Chronicles of America film series produced by Yale University Press.

Monday, July 28th, 1941 [1]
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9-11PM – Boxing, Jamaica Arena

Tuesday, July 29th, 1941 [2]
1:30-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30-4PM – Soap Box Derby, Riverdale
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Summer Time Revue
10PM – News–Ray Forrest

Wednesday, July 30th, 1941 [3]
1:30-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Film: The Puritans
3:30PM – Film–Seen in Syria
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Stars of Tomorrow
9:30PM – Spelling Bee
10:00PM – Betty Randall, Songs
10:10PM – News; Ray Forrest

Thursday, July 31st, 1941 [4]
1:30-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Variety Show
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Julian Bryan, Lecture
9:40PM – Film: The Ninth State

Friday, August 1st, 1941 [5]
1:30-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30-3:30PM – Manhattan Beach Lifeguards
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9:00PM – Clawson Triplets
9:10PM – Civilian Defense Program
9:25PM – Harvey Harding, Songs
9:40PM – Comedy–Prince Gabby, with Erik Rhodes
10PM – News Analysis, Sam Cuff

Saturday, August 2nd, 1941 [6]
2PM – Test Pattern
2:30-4:30PM – Film

Note: Television listings published in newspapers were based on information provided by stations and were subject to change at the last minute. They may not be an accurate representation of what actually aired.

Works Cited:

1 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 28 Jul. 1941: 28.
2 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 29 Jul. 1941: 32.
3 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 30 Jul. 1941: 34.
4 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 31 Jul. 1941: 34.
5 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 1 Aug. 1941: 32.
6 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 2 Aug. 1941: C28.


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