WNBT Schedule, Week of November 2nd, 1941

Here’s the schedule for NBC’s commercial station WNBT in New York City for the week starting Sunday, November 2nd, 1941, straight from daily television listings printed in The New York Times. The station was off the air on Sunday and Thursday.

Notice that there are few test patterns included in these listings. I don’t know if WNBT stopped broadcasting test patterns or if The New York Times simply stopped publishing them.

Three films were on the schedule this week: Where Trails Divide (1937) on Tuesday, Peg of Old Drury (1935) on Friday, and Lightning Strikes West (1940) on Friday.

Highlights for the week included episodes of Thrills and Chills Everywhere, with guest Father Hubbard, another Radio City Matinee with Alfred E. Smith, and a play called Hollywood Doctor.

Other programs for the week included shows featuring WWNBT regulars Zeke Manners and Harvey Harding, plus news with Ray Forrest and another installment of Face of the War with Sam Cuff.

Sunday, November 2nd, 1941
Off the Air

Monday, November 3rd, 1941 [1]
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9-11PM – Boxing, Jamaica Arena

Tuesday, November 4th, 1941 [2]
3:30PM – Film: Where Trails Divide
9PM – Weather Forecast
9:01PM – Thrills and Chills–Doug Allen, Father Hubbard
9:30PM – Wrestling, Ridgewood Grove

Wednesday, November 5th, 1941 [3]
3:30-4:30PM – Radio City Matinee, with Alfred E. Smith
8:30PM – Play the Game–With Dr. Harvey Zorbaugh
8:55PM – News–Ray Forrest
9:00PM – Weather Forecast’ Prevues
9:05PM – Zeke Manners Hillbillies

Thursday, November 6th, 1941
No Programs Scheduled

Friday, November 7th, 1941 [4]
3:30PM – Film: Peg of Old Drury
8:30PM – Play–Hollywood Doctor
9PM – Harvey Harding’s Sociable
9:20PM – Face of the War-Sam Cuff

Saturday, November 8th, 1941 [5]
3:30PM – Film: Lightning Strikes West
8:30PM – Saturday Night Jamboree
9:30PM – News and Prevues

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. 3 Nov. 1941: 38.
2 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 4 Nov. 1941: 46.

3 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 5 Nov. 1941: 44.
4 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 7 Nov. 1941: 44.
5 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 8 Nov. 1941: C32.

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