WNBT Schedule, Week of August 17th, 1941

Here’s the schedule for NBC’s commercial station WNBT in New York City for the week starting Sunday, August 17th, 1941, straight from daily television listings printed in The New York Times. The station was off the air on Sunday as well as Saturday. It was an atypical week for the station, because other than a half-hour film travelogue program on Tuesday, there were absolutely no films scheduled for broadcast.

Aside from the regular boxing program on Monday, there were no sporting events (there were two Football Coaching School programs from Manhattan Beach, however). Instead, the week was filled with WNBT’s comedy/variety programs, including three actual variety shows, another installment of Stars of Tomorrow, and programs featuring a monologist and a xylophonist.

Monday, August 18th, 1941 [1]
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9-11PM – Boxing; Jamaica Arena

Tuesday, August 19th, 1941 [2]
1-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Film Travelogue
3:30-5PM – Test Pattern
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Stars of Tomorrow
9:30PM – Larry Blake, Monologist
9:40PM – The Dance Players
9:50PM – News-Ray Forrest

Wednesday, August 20th, 1941 [3]
1-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Variety Show
3:30-5PM – Test Pattern
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Nickelodeon Variety Show

Thursday, August 21st, 1941 [4]
1-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Football Coaching School, Manhattan Beach
3:30-5PM – Test Pattern
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – June Boyd, Xylophone
9:10PM – Play the Game
9:40PM – Opera-La Traviata
9:55PM – News-Ray Forrest

Friday, August 22nd, 1941 [5]
1-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Coaching School, at Manhattan Beach
3:30-5PM – Test Pattern
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9-10PM – Variety Show: Mildred and Maurice, Dancers; Harvy Harding, Songs; Ireene Wicker’s Tele-Whizzies; 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. 18 Aug. 1941: 28.
2 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 19 Aug. 1941: 40.

3 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 20 Aug. 1941: 38.
4 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 21 Aug. 1941: 36.
5 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 22 Aug. 1941: 30.

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