Here’s the schedule for WNBT (NBC’s flagship TV station in New York City) for the week starting Sunday, September 14th, 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 began with the finals of the National Tennis Matches, broadcast during the afternoon on Sunday (September 14th). That evening, another episode of NBC Television Theatre aired at 8PM ET.
On Monday (September 15th), viewers could watch news, film shorts, and trotting races. WNBT broadcast the opening of the second session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday (September 16th) at 11AM ET.
Although Kraft Television Theatre is not included in the listings for Wednesday (September 17th), I’m almost positive an episode (“Murder Without Crime”) did air on that day. Learn why by reading my status guide for the first season of Kraft Television Theatre.
A variety program aired in place of Author Meets the Critics on Thursday (September 18th).
On Friday (September 19th), hat designer Eve Tarter joined Tex and Jinx as one of the guests on Swift Home Service Club. Later that evening, a United Nations film aired on The World in Your Home.
The New York Giants faced the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday (September 20th) during an afternoon baseball game.
Sunday, September 14th, 1947
2:30PM Finals, National Tennis Matches, Forest Hill
8:00PM Television Theatre [NBC Television Theatre]
8:50PM Film Shorts
9:00PM Variety Show
9:30PM Film Feature
Monday, September 15th, 1947
8:00PM Television Newsreel
8:10PM Film Shorts
8:40PM Trotting Races, at Roosevelt Raceway
9:40PM Television News
Tuesday, September 16th, 1947
11:00AM Opening of U.N., Flushing
Wednesday, September 17th, 1947
7:30PM In the [Kelvinator] Kitchen–Alma Kitchell
8:30PM Football: N.Y. Giants vs. Los Angeles Rams, Polo Grounds
Thursday, September 18th, 1947
7:50PM Television News
8:00PM Leave It to the Girls
8:30PM Variety Program
9:00PM You Are an Artist-Jon Gnagy
9:10PM Television News
Friday, September 19th, 1947
1:00PM [Swift] Home Service Club: Tex and Jinx; Eve Tarter, Hat Designer, and Others
1:30PM Television News
8:00PM Disk Magic [Disc Magic]
8:30PM Film: The World in Your Home: U.N. Film, First Steps
8:45PM Boxing, Madison Square Garden
Saturday, September 20th, 1947
2:35PM Baseball: Giants vs. Philadelphia, Polo Grounds
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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In case you were wondering what that “Sandlot Baseball Game” was all about: https://sabr.org/research/hearst-sandlot-classic-more-doorway-big-leagues
I accidentally published an incomplete version of this post. The “Sandlot Baseball Game” Andrew refers to aired on Wednesday, August 13th, 1947. See that week’s WNBT schedule here.
I very much thank you for mentioning this article. I have been expanding my research and have spoken with several of the young men who played in that game including Dick Groat, Billy Harrell, and Rudy Regalado, Hy Cohen, and Don Ferrarese..