WCBW Schedule, Week of September 28th, 1941

Here’s the schedule for WCBW, the CBS station in New York City, for the week starting Sunday, September 28th, 1941, straight from daily television listings printed in The New York Times. As always, the station was off the air on Sunday.

There was a big shakeup at WCBW this week. The 3:30-4:30PM daily test pattern was discontinued. Also, the Thursday dance program was replaced by a visual quiz show. Otherwise, it was a typical week for the station.

Canadian tap dancer Harland Dixon appeared on the Monday variety show. Bob Edge hosted both the Thursday and Friday sports programs.

Sunday, September 28th, 1941
No Programs Scheduled

Monday, September 29th, 1941 [1]
2:00PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – News Reports
2:45PM – Boys in the Back Room
3:15PM – Children’s Story–John Gilpin
7:30PM – Test Pattern
8:00PM – News
8:15PM – Joan Edwards, Songs
8:30PM – Variety Show [Men at Work]: Eleanor Bowers, Bourbon and Bane, Kajar, Harland Dixon, Windy Cook

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

Wednesday, October 1st, 1941 [3]
2:00PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – News Reports
2:45PM – Helen Sioussat Interviews
3:15PM – Children’s Story–Lochinvar
7:30PM – Test Pattern
8:00PM – News
8:15PM – Joan Edwards, Songs
8:30-9:30PM – Quiz Program

Thursday, October 2nd, 1941 [4]
2:00PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – News Reports
2:45PM – Metropolitan Museum of Art
3:15PM – Children’s Story–The Wonderful One-Horse Shay
7:30PM – Test Pattern
8:00PM – News
8:15PM – Sports-Bob Edge
8:30-9:30PM – Visual Quiz

Friday, October 3rd, 1941 [5]
2:00PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – News Reports
2:45PM – Film
3:15PM – Children’s Story
7:30PM – Test Pattern
8:00PM – News
8:15PM – National Defense Program
9-10PM – Sports–Bob Edge

Saturday, October 4th, 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. 29 Sep. 1941: 32.
2 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 30 Sep. 1941: 46.
3 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 1 Oct. 1941: 42.
4 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 2 Oct. 1941: 46.
5 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 3 Oct. 1941: 44.
6 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 4 Oct. 1941: C32.


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