Here’s the schedule for WNBT (NBC’s flagship TV station in New York City) for the week starting Sunday, June 1st, 1947. The New York Times published daily listings for television stations in the city, including WNBT, alongside its comprehensive radio listings.
Baseball dominated this week, with six games scheduled. The first, between the New York Giants and the Cincinnati Reds, was set for Sunday (June 1st). That evening, viewers could tune in to another installment of At Home with Tex and Jinx followed by something called “Musical Miniatures” and a film.
Monday (June 2nd) was the only day WNBT didn’t have a baseball game scheduled. It did offer viewers two opportunities to watch the Ken Maynard Rodeo Circus, at 2:30PM and again at 8:30PM.
Film shorts preceded the second scheduled baseball game on Tuesday (June 3rd). The Wednesday (June 4th) lineup consisted of another baseball game, Kraft Television Theatre, and In the Kelvinator Kitchen.
After an afternoon baseball game on Thursday (June 5th) came the regular evening lineup: Television Newsreel, Juvenile Jury, The Wife Saver, and You Are an Artist.
WNBT had a lot to offer viewers on Friday (June 6th). In the afternoon, the station broadcast Swift Home Service Club and yet another baseball game. Then came Campus Hoopla at 8PM, followed by something called Tom Scott’s American Song at 8:20PM. At 8:45PM, In Town Today marked the third anniversary of D-Day by interviewing Robert Fossurier, mayor of Deauville, Normandy.
Finally, on Saturday (June 7th), came the sixth scheduled baseball game, for viewers who simply couldn’t get enough of America’s past time. The afternoon game saw the Giants face the St. Louis again.
Sunday, June 1st, 1947
1:55PM Baseball: Giants vs. Cincinnati, at Polo Grounds
8:00PM At Home with Tex and Jinx
8:20PM Musical Miniatures
8:45PM Film: This Is Your World
Monday, June 2nd, 1947
2:30PM Ken Maynard Rodeo Circus
8:00PM Film: Billy the Kid Trapped
8:30PM Ken Maynard Rodeo Circus
9:00PM Television News
9:10PM Feature Film
Tuesday, June 3rd, 1947
8:00PM Film Shorts
8:35PM Baseball: Giants vs. Chicago, at Polo Grounds
Wednesday, June 4th, 1947
2:20PM Baseball: Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh
7:30PM Drama [Kraft Television Theatre]: The Barker
8:30PM In the [Kelvinator] Kitchen–Alma Kitchell
Thursday, June 5th, 1947
1:20PM Baseball: Giants vs. Chicago
7:50PM Television Newsreel
8:00PM Juvenile Jury
8:30PM The Wife Saver with Allen Prescott
9:00PM You Are an Artist-Jon Gnagy
Friday, June 6th, 1947
1:00PM [Swift] Home Service Club
1:30PM Film Shorts
2:20PM Baseball: Giants vs. St. Louis
8:00PM Campus Show [Campus Hoopla], With Clair Bee
8:20PM Tom Scott’s American Song
8:45PM In Town Today: Robert Fossurier, Mayor of Deauville, Normandy, France, Interviewed on the Third Anniversary of D-Day Landings
9:00PM Boxing, Madison Square Garden
Saturday, June 7th, 1947
2:30PM Baseball: Giants vs. St. Louis
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 June 1st, 1947”
So, the Giants meeting the Cubs on Tuesday and Thursday!!! No wonder them is starting their downhill slide, only two years after their last World Series appearance (Until last year, as we all know it by now)!!!