Here’s the schedule for WNBT (NBC’s flagship TV station in New York City) for the week starting Sunday, October 26th, 1947. The New York Times published daily listings for television stations in the city, including WNBT, alongside its comprehensive radio listings.
On Sunday (October 26th), WNBT kicked off its broadcast week with a scheduled football game between the New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers. That evening, the station aired a variety of programs, including Week’s News Highlights, Musical Miniatures, and a feature film.
The highlight on Monday (October 27th), was boxing from St. Nicholas Arena. There were no programs scheduled on Tuesday (October 28th).
Kraft Television Theatre and In the Kelvinator Kitchen aired as usual on Wednesday (October 29th). Then came something called “The Mask Parade,” followed by a film titled Downtown Quarterback. Could this be the same film that aired the previous week on Thursday, October 23rd? Perhaps the earlier broadcast had to be rescheduled.
Another installment of Seven Arts Quiz aired on Thursday (October 30th), plus Musical Merry-Go-Round, You Are an Artist, and Capital Citizen.
On Friday (October 31st), Edward Wagner guested on Swift Home Service Club. WNBT broadcast a “Children’s Hallowe’en Party” at 6:30PM ET. Lou Little’s football program aired at 8PM, followed by The World in Your Home and more boxing.
An afternoon football game between Princeton and Pennsylvania aired on Saturday (November 1st).
Sunday, October 26th, 1947
2:15PM Football: Giants vs. Pittsburgh, Polo Grounds
8:00PM Author Meets the Critics
8:30PM Week’s News Highlights
8:40PM Musical Miniatures
9:10PM Spot News
9:20PM Feature Film
Monday, October 27th, 1947
8:00PM Television Newsreel
8:10PM Film Shorts
8:40PM Boxing, St. Nicholas Arena
Tuesday, October 28th, 1947
No programs scheduled
Wednesday, October 29th, 1947
7:30PM [Kraft Television Theatre] Drama: Blind Alley
8:30PM In the [Kelvinator] Kitchen–Alma Kitchell
8:45PM The Mask Parade
9:15PM Film: Downtown Quarterback
Thursday, October 30th, 1947
8:00PM Seven Arts Quiz
8:30PM Television News
8:40PM Musical Merry-Go-Round
9:00PM You Are an Artist-Jon Gnagy
9:10PM Film Shorts
9:15PM Capital Citizen
Friday, October 31st, 1947
1:00PM [Swift] Home Service Club: Tex and Jinx; Guest, Edward Wagner
1:30PM Television Newsreel
6:30PM Children’s Hallowe’en Party
8:00PM Football–Lou Little
8:20PM Film: The World in Your Home
8:42PM Boxing, St. Nicholas Arena
Saturday, November 1st, 1947
1:45PM Football: Princeton vs. Pennsylvania
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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A short segment of the October 31st Home Service Club broadcast exists as part of the Hubert Chain early television collection in the Library of Congress.