WNBT Schedule, Week of September 28th, 1947

Here’s the schedule for WNBT (NBC’s flagship TV station in New York City) for the week starting Sunday, September 28th, 1947. The New York Times published daily listings for television stations in the city, including WNBT, alongside its comprehensive radio listings.

Author Meets the Critics aired on Sunday (September 28th) evening for the second week in a row. That same night, WNBT aired the film Little Men. Presumably this was the 1940 version starring Kay Francis.

On Monday (September 29th), WNBT aired a special salute to fellow NBC station WRGB in Schenectady.

The three TV stations in New York City aired coverage of the 1947 World Series beginning Tuesday (September 30th) afternoon. The seven game series saw the New York Yankees face off against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Spoiler alert: the Yankees won the Series for the first time since 1943. WNBT, WCBS, and WABD each broadcast all seven games.

Wednesday (October 1st) saw WNNT broadcast Game 2 of the World Series during the afternoon. Then came the station’s regular evening lineup of Kraft Television Theatre and In the Kelvinator Kitchen.

On Thursday (October 2nd), Game 3 of the World Series aired during the afternoon. A second scheduled episode of Author Meets the Critics discussed Robert Ruark’s novel Grenadine Etching. Musical Merry-Go-Round, reportedly a reworked version of Disc Magic, aired at 8:30PM ET.

Game 4 of the World Series aired on Friday (October 3rd). A football program with Lou Little and Bob Stanton premiered at 8PM ET. This may have been another season of Television Quarterback (also known as Friday Night Quarterback).

WNBT aired Game 5 of the World Series on Saturday (October 4th), followed by an Army-Colorado football game.

Sunday, September 28th, 1947
 8:00PM Author Meets the Critics
 8:30PM Film Shorts
 9:00PM Variety Show
 9:30PM Film Feature: Little Men

Monday, September 29th, 1947
 8:00PM Television Newsreel and Salute to WRGB, Schenectady
 9:20PM Boxing, at St. Nicholas Arena

Tuesday, September 30th, 1947
 1:15PM World Series Baseball

Wednesday, October 1st, 1947
 1:15PM World Series Baseball
 7:30PM [Kraft] Television Theatre: Payment Deferred
 8:30PM In the [Kelvinator] Kitchen–Alma Kitchell

Thursday, October 2nd, 1947
 1:15PM World Series Baseball
 7:50PM Television News
 8:00PM Author Meets the Critics: Robert C. Ruark’s Grenadine Etching: Merle Miller, Russell Maloney; John K.M. McCaffery, Moderator
 8:30PM Musical Merry-Go-Round
 9:00PM You Are an Artist-Jon Gnagy
 9:10PM Trotting Races, Roosevelt Raceway

Friday, October 3rd, 1947
 1:00PM [Swift] Home Service Club; Tex and Jinx
 1:15PM World Series Baseball

 8:00PM Football–Lou Little and Bob Stanton
 8:20PM World in Your Home–Film
 8:42PM Boxing, St. Nicholas Arena

Saturday, October 4th, 1947
 1:15PM World Series Baseball
 3:30PM Football: Army vs. Villanova, at West Point

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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4 Replies to “WNBT Schedule, Week of September 28th, 1947”

  1. “On Monday (September 29th), WNBT aired a special salute to fellow NBC station WRGB in Schenectady.”

    This is very neat. I lived in the NY Capital District until age 11 and watched WRGB probably more than any other local station. I’d love to see this show if it still exists. (I doubt it does, even on newsreel.)

  2. AUTHOR MEETS THE CRITICS was a radio show on NBC. It was not uncommon during the early days of television to have a TV version of a network radio series, sometimes using the same scripts or the TV show reusing radio scripts.

    Here from you tube is the Sept 28 1947 radio episode of AUTHOR MEETS THE CRITICS. The guest was Irving Stone promoting his new book “Adversary In the House.”

  3. Correction: Friday, October 3 at 8PM is actually Campus Hoopla, however the information provided (Football-Lou Little and Bob Stanton) is correct. This is the clip which survives at Library of Congress in the Hubert Chain Collection.

    1. Thanks for clarifying that was the Campus Hoopla show. I’m wondering if you, or anyone out there, knows more about Hubert Chain and why he made his tele-recordings. A few years back I had a discussion about this with James Cozart of the Library of Congress, but I didn’t quite follow his response. It would be nice to know more about his story.

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