WNBT Schedule, Week of October 5th, 1947

Here’s the schedule for WNBT (NBC’s flagship TV station in New York City) for the week starting Sunday, October 5th, 1947. The New York Times published daily listings for television stations in the city, including WNBT, alongside its comprehensive radio listings.

Based solely in these TV listings, it appears WNBT did not broadcast Game 6 of the 1947 World Series on Sunday (October 5th). The New York Yankees played the Brooklyn Dodgers at 2PM ET that afternoon. WNBT instead had a football game scheduled, between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles. Later that evening, the station aired another installment of NBC Television Theatre. Also, the 1943 film Dear Octopus starring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Wilding.

WNBT did air Game 7 of the World Series during the afternoon on Monday (October 6th). A film about the United States and international trade aired that evening.

There were no programs scheduled on Tuesday (October 7th).

On Wednesday (October 8th), Kraft Television Theatre presented “Payment Deferred” at 7:30PM ET. Or did it? The New York Times had the episode airing the previous week as well. Most sources indicate an episode called “January Thaw” aired on October 8th. Something called “Little Singers of Paris” aired at 8:45PM following In the Kelvinator Kitchen.

WNBT aired something called “The Seven Arts Quiz” at 8PM on Thursday (October 9th). An unidentified football film followed at 8:30PM ET.

Artist Albert Staehle was featured on In Town Today on Friday (October 10th).

WNBT aired an Army-Illinois football game on Saturday (October 11th) afternoon.

Sunday, October 5th, 1947
 2:15PM Football: Giants vs. Philadelphia
 8:00PM Author Meets the Critics
 8:30PM Television Theatre [NBC Television Theatre]
 9:00PM Film: Dear Octopus, with Margaret Lockwood

Monday, October 6th, 1947
 1:15PM World Series Baseball
 8:00PM Television Newsreel
 8:10PM Film: Round Trip–The U.S.A. in World Trade
 8:40PM Boxing, St. Nicholas Arena

Tuesday, October 7th, 1947
No Programs Scheduled

Wednesday, October 8th, 1947
 7:30PM [Kraft] Television Theatre: Payment Deferred
 8:30PM In the [Kelvinator] Kitchen–Alma Kitchell
 8:45PM Little Singers of Paris

Thursday, October 9th, 1947
 7:50PM Television News
 8:00PM The Seven Arts Quiz
 8:30PM Football Film
 8:40PM Musical Merry-Go-Round
 9:00PM You Are an Artist-Jon Gnagy
 9:10PM Trotting Races, Roosevelt Raceway

Friday, October 10th, 1947
 1:00PM [Swift] Home Service Club; Tex and Jinx
 1:30PM Television Newsreel

 8:00PM Football–Lou Little
 8:30PM In Town Today: Albert Stoehle [Staehle]
 8:40PM News Film
 8:47PM Boxing, St. Nicholas Arena

Saturday, October 11th, 1947
 1:45PM Football: Army vs. Illinois, at Yankee Stadium

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.


2 Comments

  • Karen Martin says:

    The Little Singers of Paris is a boys choir originally started in 1907. The choir still exists and has made many recordings. There are videos on YouTube.

  • Joseph says:

    In the early years of television, the World Series was a pooled effort, so even if WNBT didn’t air Game 6, DuMont and CBS likely did.

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