WNBT Schedule, Week of April 27th, 1947

Here’s the schedule for WNBT (NBC’s flagship TV station in New York City) for the week starting Sunday, April 27th, 1947. The New York Times published daily listings for television stations in the city, including WNBT, alongside its comprehensive radio listings.

WNBT had a full week, with four baseball games scheduled (only two actually aired) plus several special broadcasts. Sunday (April 27th) saw the launch of At Home with Tex and Jinx. Sponsored by Bristol-Myers, the talk show featured husband-and-wife team Tex McCrary and Jinx Falkenburg interviewing celebrities and showing film shorts. WNBT relayed the series to WPTZ and WRGB. At Home with Tex and Jinx replaced Tele-varieties (also known as Bristol-Myers Tele-varieties). The hosts of that show? Tex and Jinx.

Sunday also saw WNBT broadcast another installment of NBC Television Theater (“Twelfth Night”).

On Monday (April 28th), WNBT signed on at 11AM to cover the first day of a special session of the United Nations General Assembly devoted to the Palestine situation. The meeting took place at Flushing Meadow, Queens. WCBS-TV also carried coverage.

WNBT went on the air on Tuesday (April 29th) for a baseball game between the New York Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals. Later that afternoon, the station covered President Truman greeting President Miguel Aleman of Mexico at Washington National Airport. Both WCBS-TV and WABD also covered President Aleman’s arrival in the United States.

On Wednesday (April 30th), WNBT signed on for another Giants-Cardinals baseball game.

A speech by President Aleman of Mexico aired in the afternoon on Thursday (May 1st). Although the listings don’t specify, this may have been Aleman’s address to a joint session of Congress.

The baseball games pitting the Giants against the Pittsburgh Pirates–scheduled for Friday (May 2nd) and Saturday (May 3rd)–were both rained out.

Sunday, April 27th, 1947
 8:00PM At Home with Tex and Jinx
 8:20PM Film Short
 9:00PM Television Theatre [NBC Television Theater]: Twelfth Night, with Anne Burr, Vaughn Taylor, Others

Monday, April 28th, 1947
11:00AM U.N. General Assembly, Flushing. L.L
 8:00PM Film: Tumbledown Ranch in Arizona
 9:00PM Television News
 9:10PM Boxing, at St. Nicholas Arena

Tuesday, April 29th, 1947
 2:30PM Baseball: Giants vs. St. Louis, at Polo Grounds
 4:45PM President Truman Greeting President Miguel Aleman of Mexico, at Washington National Airport

Wednesday, April 30th, 1947
 2:30PM Baseball: Giants vs. Cardinals, Polo Grounds

Thursday, May 1st, 1947
 1:30PM President Miguel Aleman
 7:50PM Television Newsreel
 8:00PM Juvenile Jury
 8:30PM Variety Program, with Harriet Van Horne and James Beard
 9:00PM You Are an Artist-Jon Gnagy
 9:10PM Television Newsreel

Friday, May 2nd, 1947
 2:30PM Baseball: Giants vs. Pittsburgh
 8:00PM Campus Show [Campus Hoopla] with Clair Bee
 8:20PM In Town Today
 8:30PM World in Your Home–Film
 8:45PM Boxing, St. Nicholas Arena

Saturday, May 3rd, 1947
 2:30PM Baseball: Giants vs. Pittsburgh, at Polo Grounds

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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