Here’s the schedule for WNBT (NBC’s flagship TV station in New York City) for the week starting Sunday, August 10th, 1947. The New York Times published daily listings for television stations in the city, including WNBT, alongside its comprehensive radio listings.
WNBT’s broadcast week kicked off with a scheduled baseball game between the New York Giants and the Boston Braves on Sunday (August 10th). The regular Sunday evening lineup followed at 8PM. On Monday (August 11th), the station offered viewers another feature film (Crime Over London a British film from 1936 starring Margot Grahame) and more trotting races from Long Island.
Coverage of the Hole in One golf tournament aired during the afternoon on Tuesday (August 12th), live from the Bayside Golf Club. On Wednesday (August 13th), WNBT aired a sandlot baseball game from the Polo Grounds following the regularly scheduled Kraft Television Theatre and In the Kelvinator Kitchen.
Writer Budd Schulberg, best known for his 1941 novel What Makes Sammy Run?, was the guest on Author Meets the Critics on Thursday (August 14th). Swim styles were featured on Swift Home Service Club on Friday (August 15th).
No programs were scheduled for Saturday (August 16th).
Sunday, August 10th, 1947
3:00PM Baseball: Giants vs. Boston, at Polo Grounds
8:00PM Tex and Jinx Show [Ringside with Tex and Jinx]
8:20PM Party Line
9:00PM Sunday Supper Club
Monday, August 11th, 1947
8:00PM Television News
8:10PM Feature Film: Crime Over London
9:20PM Trotting Races, Westbury, L.I.
Tuesday, August 12th, 1947
3:00PM Hole in One Golf Tourney, Bayside Golf Club
Wednesday, August 13th, 1947
7:30PM [Kraft] Television Theatre
8:30PM In the [Kelvinator] Kitchen–Alma Kitchell
8:45PM Sandlot Baseball Game, Polo Grounds
Thursday, August 14th, 1947
8:00PM Author Meets the Critics: Budd Schulberg, Guest Author
8:30PM Friend of the Family
9:00PM You Are an Artist-Jon Gnagy
Friday, August 15th, 1947
1:00PM [Swift] Home Service Club: Swim Styles
1:30PM News and Films
8:00PM Disk Magic [Disc Magic]
8:20PM Film: The World in Your Home
8:30PM Boxing, Madison Square Garden
Saturday, August 16th, 1947
No programs scheduled
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 August 10th, 1947”
I believe you made a typo regarding the baseball game. I’m pretty sure the Giants did not play against the Graves.
Thanks. At least I had the right team this time, even if I spelled the name wrong.