WNBT Schedule, Week of August 17th, 1947

Here’s the schedule for WNBT (NBC’s flagship TV station in New York City) for the week starting Sunday, August 17th, 1947. The New York Times published daily listings for television stations in the city, including WNBT, alongside its comprehensive radio listings.

WNBT had four baseball games scheduled this week, plus the debut of a new discussion program based on a radio series. But for the most part, the week’s schedule looked identical to the previous week. Ringside and Tex and Jinx and Party Line aired on Sunday (August 17th), as usual. More trotting races were broadcast from Long Island on Monday (August 18th).

On Tuesday (August 19th), the first scheduled baseball game, between the New York Giants and the Cincinnati Reds, followed news and films. A second Giants-Reds game aired on Wednesday (August 20th) during the afternoon. Later that night, WNBT aired an interview with Clark Griffith, owner of the Washington Senators. The filmed interview likely came from NBC’s Washington, D.C. station, WNBW.

WNBT premiered Leave It to the Girls on Thursday (August 21st) at 8PM, bumping Author Meets the Critics to the next evening. Martha Rountree created the discussion program, which debuted on the Mutual radio network in October 1945. General Foods sponsored the TV version for its gelling agent Certo. The female panelists included Maggi McNellis, Elois McElhone, Dorothy Kilgallen, and Harriet Van Horne. On hand to offer a masculine perspective was William Bradford Huie. Eddie Dunn served as host.

(NBC broadcast a network version of Leave It to the Girls from April 1949 to December 1951. ABC revived the series in October 1953; it lasted until March 1954. Then came a weekday version, aired in syndication, during the 1962-1963 season. Finally, in 1981, Stephanie Edwards hosted another syndicated version, this one called Leave It to the Women.)

The third baseball game, this one pitting the Giants against the Pittsburgh Pirates, aired late Thursday evening.

On Friday (August 22nd), the temporarily relocated Author Meets the Critics featured journalist Bruno Shaw as guest. Finally, on Saturday (August 23rd), came the fourth and final scheduled baseball game, another meeting of the Giants and the Pirates.

Sunday, August 17th, 1947
 8:00PM Tex and Jinx Show [Ringside with Tex and Jinx]
 8:20PM Party Line
 8:50PM Film Shorts

 9:00PM Sunday Supper Club

Monday, August 18th, 1947
 8:00PM Television News
 8:10PM Film Shorts
 8:40PM Trotting Races, Westbury, L.I.

 9:40PM Newsreel

Tuesday, August 19th, 1947
 8:00PM News and Films
 8:40PM Baseball: Giants vs. Cincinnati

Wednesday, August 20th, 1947
 1:30PM Baseball: Giants vs. Cincinnati
 7:30PM [Kraft] Television Theatre
 8:30PM In the [Kelvinator] Kitchen–Alma Kitchell
 8:45PM Film: Interview with Clark Griffith, from Washington

Thursday, August 21st, 1947
 7:50PM Newsreel
 8:00PM Leave It to the Girls: William Bradford Huie, Guest
 8:30PM Friend of the Family
 9:00PM You Are an Artist-Jon Gnagy
 9:10PM Baseball: Giants vs. Pittsburgh

Friday, August 22nd, 1947
 1:00PM [Swift] Home Service Club: George Nelson, Guest
 1:30PM News and Films
 8:00PM Disk Magic [Disc Magic]
 8:20PM Film: The World in Your Home
 8:30PM Author Meets the Critics: Bruno Shaw, Guest
 9:00PM Boxing, Madison Square Garden

Saturday, August 23rd, 1947
 1:25PM Baseball: Giants vs. Pittsburgh

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.

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