WNBT Schedule, Week of September 7th, 1947

Here’s the schedule for WNBT (NBC’s flagship TV station in New York City) for the week starting Sunday, September 7th, 1947. The New York Times published daily listings for television stations in the city, including WNBT, alongside its comprehensive radio listings.

Both Ringside with Tex and Jinx and Party Line ended the previous week, leaving WNBT with a gap in its Sunday evening schedule. On September 7th, the station aired an installment of NBC Television Theatre at 9PM followed by an unidentified variety show at 9PM. Earlier, the New York Giants faced off against the Brooklyn Dodgers in an afternoon baseball game at 3PM.

On Monday (September 8th), WNBT aired the 1940 film West of Pinto Basin. The station was off the air on Tuesday (September 9th).

Coverage of National Amateur Tennis Matches began on Wednesday (September 10th) and continued through the rest of the week. The Wednesday evening lineup of Kraft Television Theatre and In the Kelvinator Kitchen aired as usual from 7:30PM to 9PM ET.

On Thursday (September 11th), Merle Miller and Edwin J. Lukas discussed David Davidson’s novel The Steeper Cliff on Author Meets the Critics. Presumably, Davidson also appeared on the broadcast alongside moderator John K.M. McCaffery.

The 1941 film Scattergood Baines aired in place of the regular boxing bout on Friday (September 12th) night.

On Saturday (September 13th), a half-hour “NBC Presentation Film” aired from 3:30-4PM ET. Then came more tennis coverage. At 8PM ET that evening, WNBT aired something relating to the Mineola Fair. Whether this was live coverage or a film is unknown.

Sunday, September 7th, 1947
 3:00PM Baseball: Giants vs. Dodgers, Polo Grounds
 8:00PM Television Theatre [NBC Television Theatre]
 9:00PM Variety Show

Monday, September 8th, 1947
 8:00PM Television Newsreel
 8:10PM Film: West of Pinto Basin, with the Range Busters
 9:10PM Trotting Races, at Roosevelt Raceway
10:10PM Television News

Tuesday, September 9th, 1947
No Programs Scheduled

Wednesday, September 10th, 1947
 2:30PM National Amateur Tennis Matches, Forest Hills Stadium
 7:30PM [Kraft] Television Theatre: Craig’s Wife
 8:30PM In the [Kelvinator] Kitchen–Alma Kitchell

Thursday, September 11th, 1947
 2:30PM National Amateur Tennis Championships, at West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills Stadium
 7:50PM Television News
 8:00PM Leave It to the Girls
 8:30PM Author Meets the Critics: David Davidson’s The Steeper Cliff; Merle Miller, Edwin J. Lukas; John K.M. McCaffery, Moderator
 9:00PM You Are an Artist-Jon Gnagy
 9:10PM Television News

Friday, September 12th, 1947
 1:00PM [Swift] Home Service Club: Swim Styles
 1:30PM Television News
 2:30PM National Amateur Tennis Championships, at West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills Stadium
 8:00PM Disk Magic [Disc Magic]
 8:30PM World in Your Home
 8:42PM Film: Scattergood Baines, with Guy Kibbee

Saturday, September 13th, 1947
 3:30PM NBC Presentation Film
 4:30PM Tennis: National Amateur Semi-Finals, Forest Hills
 8:00PM Mineola Fair

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.


Leave a Comment