Here’s the schedule for WNBT (NBC’s flagship TV station in New York City) for the week starting Sunday, April 20th, 1947. The New York Times published daily listings for television stations in the city, including WNBT, alongside its comprehensive radio listings.
WNBT broadcast two baseball games this week. The New York Giants faced the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, April 20th. Another game aired on Monday, April 21st but teams were specified in the TV listings.
Something called “Musical Miniatures” aired on Sunday, April 20th. So did another episode of NBC Television Theater called “A Gentleman Never Tells.”
President Truman addressed a gathering of Associated Press members at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Monday, April 21st. WNBT offered coverage for the benefit of TV viewers. Something called “Short Subjects” aired at 8PM followed at 8:30PM by a film called Frozen Freshness. Maybe it documented frozen food?
No programs were scheduled for Tuesday, April 22nd or Wednesday, April 23rd.
The variety program on Thursday, April 24th still lacked a name in this week’s listings but we do know it featured Harriet Van Horne and James Beard. WNBT aired coverage of the American Newspaper Publishers Association Dinner later that night. The listings didn’t provide a start time.
Another “Boys Week Tribute” aired on Friday, April 25th.
A horse race aired on Saturday, April 26th.
Sunday, April 20th, 1947
2:30PM Baseball: Giants vs. Philadelphia, at Polo Grounds
8:30PM Musical Miniatures
8:40PM Film Short
9:00PM Television Theatre [NBC Television Theater]: A Gentleman Never Tells
Monday, April 21st, 1947
2:00PM President Truman
2:30PM Baseball, at Polo Grounds
8:00PM Short Subjects
8:30PM Film: Frozen Freshness
9:00PM Television News
9:10PM Boxing, at St. Nicholas Arena
Tuesday, April 22nd, 1947
No Programs Scheduled
Wednesday, April 23rd, 1947
No Programs Scheduled
Thursday, April 24th, 1947
7:50PM Television Newsreel
8:00PM Juvenile Jury
8:30PM Variety Program, with Harriet Van Horne and James Beard
9:00PM You Are an Artist-Jon Gnagy
9:??PM American Newspaper Publishers Association Dinner, at Waldorf-Astoria
Friday, April 25th, 1947
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 26th, 1947
3:15PM Racing at Jamaica
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.
One Reply to “WNBT Schedule, Week of April 20th, 1947”
The Phillies beat the Giants 10-1 on April 20, 1947. No game was played on the 21st, so it must have been rained out.