Here’s the schedule for WNBT (NBC’s flagship TV station in New York City) for the week starting Sunday, August 24th, 1947. The New York Times published daily listings for television stations in the city, including WNBT, alongside its comprehensive radio listings.
WNBT had a busy week as August 1947 came to a close. In addition to baseball games on five days, the station also offered three days of coverage of the 1947 National Convention of The American Legion. Two baseball games between the New York Giants and the Chicago Cubs kicked off the week on Sunday (August 24th). A comedy called “A Scotch Dilemma” aired later that night, starring Frank Thomas.
Another Giants-Chicago baseball game aired during the afternoon on Monday (August 25th). A 1938 movie called Breaking the Ice, starring Bobby Breen, aired that evening, followed by trotting races from Roosevelt Raceway.
On Tuesday (August 26th), the Giants faced the Cubs once again. The Wednesday (August 27th) baseball game saw the Giants playing the St. Louis Cardinals.
The 27th annual American Legion convention began on Thursday (August 28th) in New York City. WNBT aired coverage of Governor Dewey’s speech as well as a parade and a special dinner held at the Waldorf-Astoria. The second installment of panel discussion Leave It to the Girls also aired on Thursday, followed by Author Meets the Critics.
Additional coverage of the American Legion convention aired on Friday (August 29th), including a drum and bugle corps contest. On Saturday (August 30th), WNBT interrupted its lengthy broadcast of the American Legion parade to air the Davis Cup tennis finals.
Sunday, August 24th, 1947
2:00PM Baseball: Giants vs. Chicago, Polo Grounds–2 games
8:00PM Tex and Jinx Show [Ringside with Tex and Jinx]
8:20PM Party Line
8:50PM Film Shorts
9:00PM Comedy: A Scotch Dilemma, with Frank Thomas
Monday, August 25th, 1947
2:25PM Baseball: Giants vs. Chicago
8:00PM Television News
8:10PM Film: Breaking the Ice, with Bobby Breen
9:30PM Trotting Races, Roosevelt Raceway
Tuesday, August 26th, 1947
1:25PM Baseball: Giants vs. Chicago
Wednesday, August 27th, 1947
7:30PM [Kraft] Television Theatre
8:30PM In the [Kelvinator] Kitchen–Alma Kitchell
8:45PM Baseball: Giants vs. St. Louis
Thursday, August 28th, 1947
12:25PM Governor Dewey, at American Legion Convention
2:25PM Baseball: Giants vs. St. Louis
6:00PM American Legion Parade
8:00PM Leave It to the Girls
8:30PM Author Meets the Critics
9:00PM You Are an Artist-Jon Gnagy
9:10PM American Legion Commanders Dinner, at Waldorf-Astoria
Friday, August 29th, 1947
12:00PM American Legion Convention (Also at 2 and 3:30)
1:00PM [Swift] Home Service Club: Swim Styles
1:30PM News and Films
2:00PM American Legion Convention
4:00PM Legion Drum and Bugle Corps Contest
8:00PM Disk Magic [Disc Magic]
8:20PM Film: The World in Your Home
8:30PM In Town Today
8:40PM Boxing, Madison Square Garden
Saturday, August 30th, 1947
9:30AM American Legion Parade (To 3) Again at 6, to Conclusion
3:00PM Tennis: Davis Cup Finals
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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“Breaking The Ice” is available on The Internet Archive: