WNBT Schedule, Week of August 10th, 1941

Here’s the schedule for NBC’s commercial station WNBT in New York City for the week starting Sunday, August 10th, 1941, straight from daily television listings printed in The New York Times. The station was off the air on Sunday as well as Saturday. Programs for the week included a golf tournament, a beauty contest, two variety shows, a pair of variety shows and a number of films, plus something called “Guessing Your Age, with Dr. Ernest Dichter” which sounds like it could be a PBS pledge special.

On Tuesday, August 12th there were a pair of programs called Whispering Jack Smith’s Prevues and Zeke Manners Hillbillies which I wish I had more information about.

Monday, August 11th, 1941 [1]
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9-11PM – Boxing, Jamaica Arena

Tuesday, August 12th, 1941 [2]
1-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Hole-in-One Golf Tournament, Bayside Golf Course
3:30-5PM – Test Pattern
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Whispering Jack Smith’s Prevues
9:30PM – Civilian Defense Program
9:40PM – Zeke Manners Hillbillies
10PM – News-Ray Forrest

Wednesday, August 13th, 1941 [3]
1-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Variety Show
3:30-5PM – Test Pattern
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Dalton Boys Trio
9:10PM – Guessing Your Age, with Dr. Ernest Dichter
9:20PM – Spelling Bee
9:50PM – News-Ray Forrest

Thursday, August 14th, 1941 [4]
1-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Film: Gateway to the Past
3:15PM – Film: Day at the [indecipherable] Fair
3:45-5PM – Test Pattern
8-9:30PM – Test Pattern
9:30PM – Boxing: Shapiro-Larkin, Ebbets Field

Friday, August 15th, 1941 [5]
1-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Beauty Contest at Starlight Park
3:30-5PM – Test Pattern
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9-10PM – Variety Show: Stanley Twins; Lack Lane; Shanghai-Play; Betty Randall, Songs; News-Sam Cuff

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.

Works Cited:

1 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 11 Aug. 1941: 26.
2 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 12 Aug. 1941: 36.

3 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 13 Aug. 1941: 36.
4 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 14 Aug. 1941: C36.
5 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 15 Aug. 1941: 34.

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