Here’s the schedule for WNBT (NBC’s flagship TV station in New York City) for the week starting Sunday, April 13th, 1947. The New York Times published daily listings for television stations in the city, including WNBT, alongside its comprehensive radio listings.
WNBT broadcast three baseball games this week. The New York Giants faced the Cleveland Indians during an exhibition game on Sunday, April 13th. The Giants faced off against the Brooklyn Dodgers during regular season games on Friday, April 18th and Saturday, April 19th.
Otherwise, WNBT had a fairly typical week. Another installment of NBC Television Theater (“Show Business, Inc.”) aired on Sunday, April 13th.
The 1943 Buster Crabbe movie Western Cyclone aired on Monday, April 14th as well as the regular boxing bout.
No programs were scheduled for Tuesday, April 15th or Wednesday, April 16th.
Juvenile Jury aired again on Thursday, April 17th. So did an unnamed variety program.
The “Boys Week Tribute” on Friday, April 18th likely had something to do with the Rotary Club of New York.
Sunday, April 13th, 1947
2:30PM Baseball: Giants vs. Cleveland, at Polo Grounds
8:30PM Film Short
9:00PM Television Theatre [NBC Television Theater]: Show Business, Inc.
Monday, April 14th, 1947
8:00PM Film: Western Cyclone
9:00PM Television News
9:10PM Boxing, at St. Nicholas Arena
Tuesday, April 15th, 1947
No Programs Scheduled
Wednesday, April 16th, 1947
No Programs Scheduled
Thursday, April 17th, 1947
7:50PM Television Newsreel
8:00PM Juvenile Jury
8:30PM Variety Program
9:00PM You Are an Artist-Jon Gnagy
9:11PM Television Newsreel
Friday, April 18th, 1947
2:30PM Baseball: Giants vs. Dodgers
8:00PM Campus Show [Campus Hoopla] with Clair Bee
8:20PM Boys Week Tribute
8:30PM World in Your Home–Film
8:45PM Boxing, St. Nicholas Arena
Saturday, April 19th, 1947
2:30PM Baseball: Giants vs. Dodgers, at Polo Grounds
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.
2 Replies to “WNBT Schedule, Week of April 13th, 1947”
The two Giants-Dodgers games may have been the first time we’ve seen Jackie Robinson playing on television, since he made his debut only three days earlier!!!
According to Wikipedia, Robinson’s first game was on the 15th, That game wasn’t covered, but a weekend series against the Giants was. The most historically notable early game was on the 22nd against the Philltes, where the opposing manager and the players yelled racial epitaths at Robinson.