WNBT Schedule, Week of May 18th, 1947

Here’s the schedule for WNBT (NBC’s flagship TV station in New York City) for the week starting Sunday, May 18th, 1947. The New York Times published daily listings for television stations in the city, including WNBT, alongside its comprehensive radio listings.

There were no baseball games scheduled this week. WNBT did have a soccer game scheduled on Sunday (May 18th), however. The game pitted the Palestine Hapoel team against a New York All-Stars team. Later that evening, At Home with Tex and Jinx and an unidentified feature film aired.

On Monday (May 19th), WNBT aired the 1940 western/mystery film The Range Busters, starring Ray Corrigan, John “Dusty” King, and Max Terhune.

No programs were scheduled for Tuesday (May 20th).

The Wednesday (May 21st) lineup included a pair of recently introduced shows: dramatic anthology Kraft Television Theatre and In the Kelvinator Kitchen with Alma Kitchel.

On Thursday (May 22nd), The Wife Saver debuted on WNBT. General Foods sponsored the half-hour comedic home improvement series for a six-episode run. WNBT relayed all or some of the episodes to WPTZ in Philadelphia and WRGB in Schenectady, NY. Based on a long-running radio show of the same name, it featured helpful tips for housewives. Allen Prescott hosted from a studio set made up to look like a kitchen.

Another recently introduced show, Swift Home Service Club, aired on Friday (May 23rd) at 1PM. Something called “Ladies’ Matinee” followed at 1:30PM. Later that evening, WNBT aired its regular lineup of Campus Hoopla, World in Your Home, and boxing from St. Nicholas Arena.

Finally, an unidentified film aimed at children aired Saturday (May 24th) at 2:30PM.

Sunday, May 18th, 1947
 3:00PM Soccer: Palestine Hapoel vs. New York All-Stars
 8:00PM At Home with Tex and Jinx
 8:15PM Feature Film

Monday, May 19th, 1947
 8:00PM Film: The Range Busters
 9:00PM Television News
 9:10PM Boxing, at St. Nicholas Arena

Tuesday, May 20th, 1947
No Programs Scheduled

Wednesday, May 21st, 1947
 7:30PM Drama [Kraft Television Theatre]: A Doctor in Spite of Himself, by Moliere, with Willian Lynn and Elizabeth Morgan
 8:30PM In the [Kelvinator] Kitchen–Alma Kitchell

Thursday, May 22nd, 1947
 7:50PM Television Newsreel
 8:00PM Juvenile Jury
 8:30PM The Wife Saver, with Allen Prescott
 9:00PM You Are an Artist-Jon Gnagy
 9:10PM In Town Today

Friday, May 23rd, 1947
 1:00PM [Swift] Home Service Club
 1:30PM Ladies’ Matinee
 8:00PM Campus Show [Campus Hoopla], With Clair Bee
 8:20PM World in Your Home–Film
 8:35PM Boxing St. Nicholas Arena

Saturday, May 24th, 1947
 2:30PM Children’s Program–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.


1 Comment

  • Patrick McNamara says:

    It’s interesting that they program an Children’s show on Saturday. That leads into the Saturday Morning programming of the 1950s.

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