WCBW Schedule, Week of September 7th, 1941

Here’s the schedule for WCBW, the CBS station in New York City, for the week starting Sunday, September 7th, 1941, straight from daily television listings printed in The New York Times. As usual, the station was off the air on Sunday.

It was another typical week for the station. The regular Men at Work variety show aired as usual on Monday but no details were published in that day’s listings. On Tuesday, Bob Edge interviewed boxer Freddie “Red” Cochrane, at the time the World Champion in the welterweight division (he won the title after a July 29, 1941 fight with Fritzie Zivic).

On Wednesday, Helen Sioussat interviewed four people: journalist Dorothy Dunbar Bromley, architect Sydney Hertzberger, literary critic Gorham Munson, and war correspondent William L. Shirer (one of “Murrow’s Boys”).

The National Defense Show returned on Friday.

Sunday, September 7th, 1941
No Programs Scheduled

Monday, September 8th, 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]

Tuesday, September 9th, 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 – Bob Edge Interviews Red Cochrane, Boxer

Wednesday, September 10th, 1941 [3]
2:00PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – News Reports
2:45PM – Helen Sioussat Interviews William L. Shirer, Gorham Munson, Dorothy Dunbar Bromley, Sydney Hertzberger
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 11th, 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-Bob Edge
8:30-9:30PM – Country Dance

Friday, September 12th, 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 – National Defense Program
9-10PM – Sports–Bob Edge

Saturday, September 13th, 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. 8 Sep. 1941: 32.
2 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 9 Sep. 1941: 46.

3 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 10 Sep. 1941: 46.
4 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 11 Sep. 1941: 44.
5 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 12 Sep. 1941: 42.
6 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 13 Sep. 1941: 32.

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