Here’s the schedule for WNBT (NBC’s flagship TV station in New York City) for the week starting Sunday, November 23rd, 1947. The New York Times published daily listings for television stations in the city, including WNBT, alongside its comprehensive radio listings.
A football game between the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers kicked off WNBT’s broadcast week on Sunday (November 23rd) afternoon. That evening, Author Meets the Critics examined Richard H. Rovere’s book Howe and Hummel: Their True and Scandalous History.
On Monday (November 24th), WNBT offered viewers its regular lineup of news, film shorts, and boxing.
WNBT was off the air on Tuesday (November 25th).
An unidentified children’s program aired during the early evening on Wednesday (November 26th). Kraft Television Theatre and In the Kelvinator Kitchen followed at 7:30PM ET and 8:30PM ET, respectively. Then came a film and an installment of Television Screen Magazine.
WNBT offered viewers in New York City the opportunity to enjoy the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday (November 27th). An afternoon football game pitted Pennsylvania against Cornell. That evening, Florida Senator Claude Pepper was the guest on Meet the Press. A special Thanksgiving variety show aired at 9:10PM ET.
(National coverage of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade began in 1948 on CBS. Since 1952, NBC has been the official television partner of the parade.)
On Friday (November 28th), the regular afternoon and evening lineups returned in full. The previous week, WNBT aired films of Royal Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh during in place of Television Newsreel at 1:30PM ET and The World in Your Home at 8:20PM ET.
WNBT closed out its broadcast week on Saturday (November 29th) afternoon with the annual Army-Navy football game. Earlier that morning, the station aired pre-game ceremonies.
Sunday, November 23rd, 1947
1:50PM Football: Giants vs. Green Bay Packers, at Polo Grounds
8:00PM Author Meets the Critics: Richard H. Rovere’s “Howe and Hummel”: Arthur Garfield Hay,; Newman Levy, Edwin J. Lukas
8:30PM Musical Miniatures
9:00PM Week’s News Highlights
Monday, November 24th, 1947
8:00PM Television News
8:10PM Film Shorts
9:20PM Boxing, St. Nicholas Arena
Tuesday, November 25th, 1947
No Programs Scheduled
Wednesday, November 26th, 1947
5:00PM Children’s Program
7:30PM [Kraft Television Theatre] Drama
8:30PM In the [Kelvinator] Kitchen–Alma Kitchell
8:45PM Film: Downtown Quarterback
8:50PM Television Screen Magazine
Thursday, November 27th, 1947
10:45AM Macy’s Parade on Broadway
1:15PM Football: Pennsylvania vs. Cornell
8:00PM Meet the Press: Sen. Claude Pepper
8:30PM Television News
8:40PM Musical Merry-Go-Round
9:00PM You Are an Artist-Jon Gnagy
9:10PM Thanksgiving Variety Program
Friday, November 28th, 1947
1:00PM [Swift] Home Service Club: Tex and Jinx
1:30PM Television Newsreel
8:00PM Football–Lou Little
8:20PM Film: The World in Your Home
8:30PM Weather and News Reports
8:42PM Boxing, St. Nicholas Arena
Saturday, November 29th, 1947
11:45AM Pre-Game Ceremonies
1:18PM Football: Army vs. Navy, Philadelphia
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.