WNBT Schedule, Week of November 23rd, 1941

Here’s the schedule for NBC’s commercial station WNBT in New York City for the week starting Sunday, November 23rd, 1941, straight from daily television listings printed in The New York Times. The station was off the air on Thursday.

It was an abnormal week for WNBT, with a special Golden Jubilee basketball game on Monday, the U.S. Navy “E” Award ceremonies on Tuesday and a Search for Beauty contest on Wednesday.

Sports included hockey on Sunday, the aforementioned basketball game on Monday and wrestling on Tuesday. Films broadcast during the week were Boy of the Street (1937) and West of Rainbow’s End (1938).

Highlights for the week included another episode of Thrills and Chills with Doug Allen, featuring guest Singapore Joe Fisher; a Christmas Seal party; and a play titled Bishop and Gargoyle

Other programs included a beauty show with Mala Rubinstein, two installments of something called “Manhattan Safari” and programs featuring WNBT regulars Zeke Manners, Harvey Harding, Ted Steele and Betty Randall, plus news with Ray Forrest and Face of the War with Sam Cuff.

Sunday, November 23rd, 1941 [1]
3:30-4:30PM – Film: I Met a Murderer
8:40-10:45PM – Hockey: Rangers-Canadiens

Monday, November 24th, 1941 [2]
8:15-11PM – Golden Jubilee Basketball: Madison Square Garden

Tuesday, November 25th, 1941 [3]
2:45-3:15PM – U.S. Navy “E” Award Ceremonies, Crucible Steel Co., Harrison N.J.
8:30PM – Thrills and Chills–Doug Allen, Singapore Joe Fisher
9PM – Christmas Seal party, with Frank Fay, Jane Froman, Don Ross
9:15PM – Civilian Defense Program

Wednesday, November 26th, 1941 [4]
3:30PM – Search for Beauty Contest
3:45-4:30PM – Radio City Matinee
8:30PM – Zeke Manners Hillbillies
9PM – Civilian Defense Program
9:10PM – Beauty–Mala Rubinstein
9:25PM – News–Ray Forrest

Thursday, November 27th, 1941
No Programs Scheduled

Friday, November 28th, 1941 [5]
3:30-4:30PM – Film: Boy of the Streets
8:30PM – Manhattan Safari
8:40PM – Harvey Harding, Songs
8:50PM – Civilian Defense Program
9PM – Face of the War–Sam Cuff
9:10PM – Manhattan Safari

Saturday, November 29th, 1941 [6]
3:30-4:30PM – Film: West of the Rainbow’s End, with Tim McCoy
8:15PM – Play: Bishop and Gargoyle
9PM – Ted Steele, Betty Randall, Songs
9:30PM – News–Ray Forrest

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 “Television Highlights.” New York Times. 23 Nov. 1941: X10.
2 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 24 Nov. 1941: 32.
3 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 25 Nov. 1941: 50.

4 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 26 Nov. 1941: 46.
5 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 27 Nov. 1941: 46.
6 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 28 Nov. 1941: 44.

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