W2XBS Schedule, Week of March 3rd, 1940

Here’s the schedule for NBC’s experimental station W2XBS in New York City for the week beginning Sunday, March 3rd, 1940. Most interesting this week are the two plays written by J.B. Priestley. I don’t recognize the name but one– “When We Are Married”–was actually being put on at a theater (presumably in New York City) when it was shown on television.

Also shown were plenty of sporting events, films and a children’s matinee.

Sunday, March 3rd, 1940
3:45-5:30: Hockey, New York Rovers vs. Valley Field of Quebec, at Madison Square Garden.
8:30-10:30: Play, “When We Are Married,” Robert Henderson’s production of J.B. Priestley’s comedy, with Estelle Winwood, Alison Skipworth, J.C. Nugent, Tom Powers, Ann Andrews, Sally O’Neil and A.P. Kaye.

Wednesday, March 5th, 1940
3:30-4:30: Films, “Miracles of Modernization,” an FHA production, and “Yours Truly–Ed Graham”; show style show.
6:45-7:00: News, Lowell Thomas.
9:00-11:00: Boxing, Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at Madison Square Garden.

Thursday, March 6th, 1940
3:30-4:40: Film, “The Phantom Fiend,” with Ivor Novello.
6:45-7:00: News, Lowell Thomas.
8:45-10:30: Hockey, Boston Bruins vs. New York Americans, at Madison Square Gardens.

Friday, March 7th, 1940
3:30-4:30: Films, “Washington–Shrine of Patriotism”; “Cliff Friend”; “Ten Minutes in Sweden”; “Westminster Kennel Club Show.”
6:45-7:00: News, Lowell Thomas.
8:30-9:30: Play, “Dangerous Corner,” by J.B. Priestley, with Ruth Weston, Alexander Kirkland, Helen Craig, Barry Thompson and Helen Brooks.

Saturday, March 8th, 1940
3:30-4:30: Children’s matinee; film travelogues, “Jasper National Park” and “Sunday in Mexico.”
7:30-8:00: “Art for Your Sake,” Dr. Bernard Myers.
9:30-10:30: Knights of Columbus track meet, at Madison Square Garden. Jack Fraser, announcer.

Sources:
“Telepictures in Review.” New York Times. 3 Mar. 1940: 134.

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