WCBW Schedule, Week of September 14th, 1941

Here’s the schedule for WCBW, the CBS station in New York City, for the week starting Sunday, September 14th, 1941, straight from daily television listings printed in The New York Times. As always, the station was off the air on Sunday.

For the most part it was yet another regular week for the station. The variety show on Monday featured singers and dancers. On Tuesday at 9PM, WCBW aired something called Sports Workshop in the time slot usually held by Bob Edge’s sports program.

The Thursday sports program with Bob Edge was replaced by a sports program with John Hightower. But Edge was back on Friday to interview a badminton player named Carl Loveday.

Sunday, September 14th, 1941
No Programs Scheduled

Monday, September 15th, 1941 [1]
2:00PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – News Reports
2:45PM – Boys in the Back Room
3:15PM – Children’s Story
3:30-4:30PM – Test Pattern
7:30PM – Test Pattern
8:00PM – News
8:15PM – Joan Edwards, Songs
8:30PM – Variety Show [Men at Work]: Equille and Marcelle; Gloria Parker, Songs; Sue Reed, Songs; Indian Dances

Tuesday, September 16th, 1941 [2]
2:00PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – News
2:45PM – Dancing Lesson
3:15PM – Children’s Story
3:30-4:30PM – Test Pattern
7:30PM – Test Pattern
8:00PM – News
8:15PM – Joan Edwards, Songs
8:30PM – Metropolitan Museum of Art
9-9:30PM – Sports Workshop

Wednesday, September 17th, 1941 [3]
2:00PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – News Reports
2:45PM – Helen Sioussat Interviews
3:15PM – Children’s Story
3:30-4:30PM – Test Pattern
7:30PM – Test Pattern
8:00PM – News
8:15PM – Joan Edwards, Songs
8:30-9:30PM – Quiz Program

Thursday, September 18th, 1941 [4]
2:00PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – News Reports
2:45PM – Metropolitan Museum of Art
3:15PM – Children’s Story
3:30-4:30PM – Test Pattern
7:30PM – Test Pattern
8:00PM – News
8:15PM – Sports-John Hightower
8:30-9:30PM – Country Dance

Friday, September 19th, 1941 [5]
2:00PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – News Reports
2:45PM – Film
3:15PM – Children’s Story
3:30-4:30PM – Test Pattern
7:30PM – Test Pattern
8:00PM – News
8:15PM – To Be Announced
9-10PM – Sports–Bob Edge. Carl Loveday, Badminton Player, Guest

Saturday, September 20th, 1941 [6]
2:00PM – Test Pattern
2:30-4:30PM – Films

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. 15 Sep. 1941: 32.
2 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 16 Sep. 1941: 44.
3 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 17 Sep. 1941: 46.
4 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 18 Sep. 1941: 46.
5 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 19 Sep. 1941: 46.
6 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 20 Sep. 1941: 32.


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