WNBT Schedule, Week of July 6th, 1941

Here’s the schedule for NBC’s commercial station WNBT in New York City for the week starting Sunday, July 6th, 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 sports (boxing, baseball and basketball), a variety show, coverage of a water circus from Astoria Pool and a play.

There were also a number of films, including Condemned to Live (1935), Easy Money (1936) and the Christopher Columbus installment from the 1923 Chronicles of America film series produced by Yale University Press.

Monday, July 7th, 1941 [1]
9-11:30PM – Amateur Boxing Matches at Jamaica Arena

Tuesday, July 8th, 1941 [2]
1:30-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Film: Condemned to Live
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Film: Glider Meet at Elmira; The Revuers, Variety Show
10PM – News

Wednesday, July 9th, 1941 [3]
1:30-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Film: Chronicles of America-Christopher Columbus
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Variety Show; Film: Bermuda, Carveth Wells, Commentator
10PM – News

Thursday, July 10th, 1941 [4]
1:30-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Water Circus, Astoria Pool
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Film: Easy Money
10PM – News

Friday, July 11th, 1941 [5]
1:30-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Baseball: Dodgers-Cincinnati, Ebbets Field
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Play-Minuet, with Ned Weaver and Helen Claire
10PM – News

Saturday, July 12th, 1941 [6]
1:30-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Metropolitan A.A.U. Basketball, Manhattan Beach

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. 7 Jul. 1941: 30.
2 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 8 Jul. 1941: 36.
3 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 9 Jul. 1941: 40.
4 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 10 Jul. 1941: 38.
5 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 11 Jul. 1941: 32.
6 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 12 Jul. 1941: C26.


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