[NOTE: An incomplete version of this post was accidentally published this morning. I apologize for the error.]
Here’s the schedule for WNBT, the NBC station in New York City, for the week starting Sunday, January 12th, 1947. The New York Times published daily listings for TV stations alongside its comprehensive radio listings.
No TV listings were published for Sunday, January 12th. However, WNBT likely aired its regular lineup that included Face to Face and Tele-varieties.
I can’t find the movie aired on Monday, January 13th–Death of the Plains–at the Internet Movie Database. However, there was a movie released in 1943 called Death Rides the Plains. Perhaps the listing was inaccurate.
The New York Times published no listings for Tuesday, January 14th. It remains unclear whether the paper simply didn’t print listings or if WNBT actually wasn’t on the air. On Wednesday, January 14th, the station did sign on to broadcast live coverage of a March of Dimes fundraiser from Rockefeller Plaza.
Finally, an indoor polo match aired on Saturday, January 11th in addition to the regular evening movie.
Sunday, January 12th, 1947
No Programs Listed
Monday, January 13th, 1947
8:00PM Feature Film: Death of the Plains
9:00PM Television Reporter
9:10PM Televues [The Voice of Firestone Televues]
9:20PM Boxing St. Nicholas Arena (To 11)
Tuesday, January 14th, 1947
No Programs Listed
Wednesday, January 15th, 1947
12:00PM March of Dimes Campaign, Rockefeller Plaza
Thursday, January 16th, 1947
7:50PM Television Newsreel
8:00PM Hour Glass: Variety
9:00PM You Are an Artist-Jon Gnagy
Friday, January 17th, 1947
8:00PM Campus Show [Campus Hoopla]
8:20PM Let’s Rhumba
8:30PM I Love to Eat
8:45PM World in Your Home–Film
9:00PM Boxing, Madison Square Garden
Saturday, January 18th, 1947
8:00PM Indoor Polo Match, Newark, NJ
8:30PM Feature Film
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.