WNBT Schedule, Week of March 16th, 1947

Here’s the schedule for WNBT (NBC’s flagship TV station in New York City) for the week starting Sunday, March 16th, 1947. The New York Times published daily listings for television stations in the city, including WNBT, alongside its comprehensive radio listings.

WNBT made some changes to its schedule this week. Sunday saw the station air another installment of NBC Television Theater (“The Florist Shop”) at 8:30PM. Typically, WNBT went off the air following the conclusion of its Sunday drama. On March 16th, however, In Town Today followed NBC Television Theater at 9:15PM. Then came Bible Stories at 9:30PM.

On Monday, March 17th at 1PM, WNBT covered a St. Patrick’s Day parade as it passed Rockefeller Center. I’m curious if the parade coverage only aired locally in New York City or if the limited NBC network in operation at the time also carried it. At 8PM, an unidentified feature film aired in place of Books on Trial. I’m not sure whether Books on Trial, a radio series simulcast on WNBT, went off the air for good or just on hiatus. A second feature film aired at 9:10PM in place of boxing from St. Nicholas Arena.

No programs were scheduled for Tuesday, March 18th or Wednesday, March 19th.

WNBT’s Thursday lineup changed again on March 20th. The station was probably still deciding how to handle the cancellation of Hour Glass two weeks earlier. Something called Show Business Incorporated aired from 8-8:45PM. I believe this was a variety show. Again, it’s unknown whether this only aired in New York City.

A film short titled Our Town aired on Friday, March 21st. Was this an abbreviated version of the Thornton Wilder play or scenes of New York City?

Finally, WNBT broadcast another unidentified feature film on Saturday, March 22nd.

Sunday, March 16th, 1947
 8:00PM Tele-varieties
 8:20PM Film Short
 8:30PM Television Theatre [NBC Television Theater]: The Florist Shop, with Nydia Westman, Bruno Wick, Others
 9:15PM In Town Today
 9:30PM Bible Stories: The Prodigal Son

Monday, March 17th, 1947
 1:00PM St. Patrick’s Day Parade as Seen From Rockefeller Center, Opposite St. Patrick’s Cathedral
 8:00PM Feature Film
 9:00PM Television Reporter
 9:10PM Feature Film: St. Patrick’s Day

Tuesday, March 18th, 1947
No Programs Scheduled

Wednesday, March 19th, 1947
No Programs Scheduled

Thursday, March 20th, 1947
 7:50PM Television Newsreel
 8:00PM Show Business Incorporated
 8:45PM You Are an Artist-Jon Gnagy
 9:00PM Television Newsreel

Friday, March 21st, 1947
 8:00PM Campus Show [Campus Hoopla] with Clair Bee
 8:15PM Film: Our Town
 8:30PM I Love to Eat
 8:45PM World in Your Home–Film
 9:00PM Boxing, Madison Square Garden

Saturday, March 22nd, 1947
 8:00PM Feature 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.


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