WNBT Schedule, Week of July 20th, 1947

Here’s the schedule for WNBT (NBC’s flagship TV station in New York City) for the week starting Sunday, July 20th, 1947. The New York Times published daily listings for television stations in the city, including WNBT, alongside its comprehensive radio listings.

The only baseball game scheduled this week saw the New York Giants face the Cincinnati Reds at 2PM on Sunday (July 20th). Ringside with Tex and Jinx and Party Line aired as usual from 8-8:50PM. The New York Times listed Sunday Supper Club at 9PM. See this post for more information about the revolving set of four different shows sponsored by Borden on Sundays during the summer of 1947.

On Monday (July 21st), WNBT aired the 1936 film Rainbow on the River starring Bobby Breen at 8:10PM. The New York Times called it It Happened in Orleans; the film is sometimes known as It Happened in New Orleans. At 9:20PM, the station broadcast horse trotting or harness races from Long Island.

There were no programs scheduled for Tuesday (July 22nd). The Wednesday (July 23rd) lineup consisted of Kraft Television Theatre and In the Kelvinator Kitchen.

Russell Janne was the guest on Author Meets the Critics at 8PM on Thursday (July 24th). At 8:30PM, something called Friend of the Family aired. WNBT’s irregularly scheduled In Town Today returned on Friday (July 25th) and highlighted New York’s Sokol gymnastics organization.

The tennis matches on Saturday (July 26th) afternoon were likely relayed from WNBW, the NBC station in Washington, D.C.

Sunday, July 20th, 1947
 2:00PM Baseball: Giants vs. Cincinnati, from Polo Grounds
 8:00PM Ringside, with Tex and Jinx
 8:20PM Party Line
 8:50PM Film Shorts
 9:00PM Sunday Supper Club

Monday, July 21st, 1947
 8:00PM Television News
 8:10PM Feature Film: It Happened in Orleans, with Bobby Breen
 9:20PM Trotting Races, Westbury, L.I.
10:00PM Newsreel

Tuesday, July 22nd, 1947
No programs scheduled.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 1947
 7:30PM [Kraft] Television Theatre
 8:30PM In the [Kelvinator] Kitchen–Alma Kitchell

Thursday, July 24th, 1947
 7:50PM Newsreel
 8:00PM Author Meets the Critics: Russell Janne, Guest
 8:30PM Friend of the Family
 9:00PM You Are an Artist-Jon Gnagy
 9:10PM Newsreel

Friday, July 25th, 1947
 1:00PM [Swift] Home Service Club
 1:30PM News and Films
 8:00PM Campus Show [Campus Hoopla], With Clair Bee
 8:20PM Film: The World in Your Home
 8:30PM In Town Today: Sokol Gymnastics Exhibition Group
 8:45PM Boxing, Madison Square Garden.

Saturday, July 26th, 1947
 2:00PM Tennis Matches from Washington

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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