WNBT Schedule, Week of June 22nd, 1947

Here’s the schedule for WNBT (NBC’s flagship TV station in New York City) for the week starting Sunday, June 22nd, 1947. The New York Times published daily listings for television stations in the city, including WNBT, alongside its comprehensive radio listings.

The Roy Rogers Thrill Circus returned for the second week in a row on Sunday (June 22nd). That evening, At Home with Tex and Jinx became Ringside. Or at least this is when The New York Times began referring to the Sunday evening show by its new name. Gone was the apartment set featured on At Home with Tex and Jinx. Little is known about Ringside. Tex may have hosted alone, with Jinx offering voiceover commentary during filmed segments.

On Monday (June 23rd), WNBT broadcast The Eagle’s Brood at 8PM, a 1935 movie starring William Boyd. Later that night, a baseball game between police officers and firefighters aired. The station was off the air on Tuesday (June 24th).

The sixth and final episode of The Wife Saver aired on Thursday (June 26th). In Town Today featured an interview with United States Navy Reserve Commander Roland Basee.

On Friday (June 27th), WNBT aired coverage of the opening of NBC’s latest station: WNBW in Washington, D.C. Presumably, this also aired on the other stations making up the limited NBC network in 1947: WRGB in Schenectady, NY and WPTZ in Philadelphia.

WNBT had another baseball game scheduled on Saturday (June 28th), this one between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies.

Sunday, June 22nd, 1947
 2:30PM Roy Rogers Thrill Circus, from Polo Grounds
 8:00PM Ringside, with Tex and Jinx
 8:30PM Party Line

Monday, June 23rd, 1947
 8:00PM Film: The Eagle’s Brood
 9:00PM Television News
 9:10PM Baseball: Police Department vs. Fire Department

Tuesday, June 24th, 1947
No Programs Scheduled

Wednesday, June 25th, 1947
 7:30PM [Kraft] Television Theatre
 8:30PM In the [Kelvinator] Kitchen–Alma Kitchell

Thursday, June 26th, 1947
 7:50PM Newsreel
 8:00PM Juvenile Jury
 8:30PM The Wife Saver, with Allen Prescott
 9:00PM You Are an Artist-Jon Gnagy  9:10PM Newsreel
 9:20PM In Town Today: Commander Roland Basee, USNR, Interviewed

Friday, June 27th, 1947
 7:30PM Opening of WNBW, Washington: Charles R. Denny, FCC Commissioners Niles Trammell, Frank M. Russell, Carleton D. Smith
 8:00PM Television Newsreel
 8:10PM Campus Show [Campus Hoopla], With Clair Bee
 8:25PM Film: The World in Your Home
 8:35PM Variety, By Invitation
 9:35PM Boxing, Madison Square Garden

Saturday, June 28th, 1947
 3:25PM Baseball: Giants vs. Philadelphia

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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