WNBT Schedule, Week of August 31st, 1947

Here’s the schedule for WNBT (NBC’s flagship TV station in New York City) for the week starting Sunday, August 31st, 1947. The New York Times published daily listings for television stations in the city, including WNBT, alongside its comprehensive radio listings.

The 1947 Convention of The American Legion concluded on Sunday (August 31st) with WNBT on hand to televise morning business meetings. That afternoon, the station aired tennis matches from Forest Hills. Then came the regular evening lineup consisting of Ringside with Tex and Jinx and Party line, followed by a variety show at 9PM ET and the 1943 movie Hangmen Also Die at 9:30PM ET.

A baseball game scheduled for Monday (September 1st) afternoon saw the New York Giants face off against the Boston Braves. That evening, WNBT aired a film called Fighting Sea Monsters and more trotting races from Roosevelt Raceway.

No programs were scheduled for Tuesday (September 2nd).

For the first time in weeks, The New York Times published the episode title for Kraft Television Theatre on Wednesday (September 3rd). Later that night, a football game between the Eastern College All-Stars and the New York Giants aired. Yes, in 1947 there were both baseball and football teams named the New York Giants.

Politician Edward J. Flynn was the guest on Author Meets the Critics on Thursday (September 4th). The New York Giants baseball team faced the Brooklyn Dodgers that night.

The Giants and the Dodgers met for more baseball on Friday (September 5th) and again on Saturday (September 6th).

Sunday, August 31st, 1947
 9:25AM American Legion Business Meeting
 3:00PM Tennis at Forest Hills
 8:00PM Tex and Jinx Show [Ringside with Tex and Jinx]
 8:20PM Party Line
 8:50PM Film Shorts
 9:00PM Variety Show
 9:30PM Feature Film: Hangmen Also Die, with Brian Donlevy

Monday, September 1st, 1947
 1:25PM Baseball: Giants vs. Boston
 8:00PM Television News
 8:10PM Film: Fighting Sea Monsters
 9:10PM Trotting Races, Roosevelt Raceway
10:10PM Newsreel

Tuesday, September 2nd, 1947
No Programs Scheduled

Wednesday, September 3rd, 1947
 7:30PM [Kraft] Television Theatre: Mr. Pim Passes By
 8:30PM In the [Kelvinator] Kitchen–Alma Kitchell
 8:45PM Football: Eastern College All-Stars vs. New York Giants, at Polo Grounds

Thursday, September 4th, 1947
 7:50PM Television News
 8:00PM Leave It to the Girls
 8:30PM Author Meets the Critics: Edward J. Flynn, Guest
 9:00PM You Are an Artist-Jon Gnagy
 9:10PM Baseball: Giants vs. Dodgers, at Polo Grounds

Friday, September 5th, 1947
 1:00PM [Swift] Home Service Club
 1:30PM News
 2:25PM Baseball Game: Giants vs. Dodgers
 8:00PM Disk Magic [Disc Magic]
 8:30PM World in Your Home
 8:45PM Boxing, Madison Square Garden

Saturday, September 6th, 1947
 2:25PM Baseball Game: Giants vs. Dodgers, 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.


1 Comment

  • JR Herbaugh says:

    AllMovie and AFI have listings for 1943’s “Fighting Sea Monsters” from Astor Pictures Corp. “This documentary records a fishing trip to the West Indies made by several fishermen and deep sea divers,” but according to one account at the Classic Horror Film Board, “the film used sizeable amounts of footage from DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND (1932)”

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