Here’s the schedule for WNBT (NBC’s flagship TV station in New York City) for the week starting Sunday, November 9th, 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. Dramatic anthology Theatre Guild debuted on Sunday (November 9th) with a production of St. John G. Ervine’s “John Ferguson.”
On Monday (November 10th), the station aired filmed highlights of the recent Army vs. Notre Dame football game.
All three stations in New York City aired coverage of Secretary of State George C. Marshall appearing in front of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday (November 11th). Coverage began at 10AM ET. At 10:45AM ET, the three stations switched to the national Armistice Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Coverage of Secretary Marshall resumed at 11:20AM ET.
Another film of the Army-Notre Dame football game aired on Wednesday (November 12th) following Kraft Television Theatre and In the Kelvinator Kitchen. Then came something called Current Opinion.
On Thursday (November 13th), the three TV stations in New York City participated in the afternoon opening of a television relay linking New York City and Boston. At 8PM ET, WNBT aired the second episode of Meet the Press. Later that evening, the station aired the second episode of Eye Witness.
WNBT’s evening lineup on Friday (November 14th) included Lou Little’s football program, weather and news, and boxing from Madison Square Garden.
On Saturday (November 15th), WNBT aired an afternoon football game between Yale and Princeton.
Sunday, November 9th, 1947
1:50PM Football: Giants vs. Philadelphia, at Polo Grounds
8:00PM Author Meets the Critics
8:30PM Theatre Guild; John Ferguson. With Thomas Mitchell, Joyce Redman, Grace Mills, Louis Beachner, Others (Premiere)
8:40PM America’s Song
9:05PM Feature Film
9:30PM Television News
Monday, November 10th, 1947
8:00PM Television Newsreel
8:10PM Film Shorts
9:00PM Film: Army vs. Notre Dame Game
9:10PM Boxing, St. Nicholas Arena
Tuesday, November 11th, 1947
10:00AM Secretary of State George C. Marshall, Appearing Before Senate Foreign Affairs Committee
10:45AM Armistice Day Ceremonies, Arlington National Cemetery
11:20AM Secretary of State Marshall, at Senate Foreign Affairs Committee
Wednesday, November 12th, 1947
7:30PM [Kraft Television Theatre] Drama: Ladies in Retirement
8:30PM In the [Kelvinator] Kitchen–Alma Kitchell
8:45PM Film: Army-Notre Dame Football Game
9:00PM Current Opinion
Thursday, November 13th, 1947
2:50PM Opening, New York-Boston Link
8:00PM Meet the Press: Eric Johnston, Guest
8:30PM Television News
8:40PM Musical Merry-Go-Round
9:00PM You Are an Artist-Jon Gnagy
9:10PM Film Shorts
Friday, November 14th, 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, Madison Square Garden
Saturday, November 15th, 1947
1:45PM Football: Yale vs. Princeton
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.
One Reply to “WNBT Schedule, Week of November 9th, 1947”
“November 1947 brought Current Opinion to the NBC Wednesday night schedule for a one-month run. Hosted by Robert McCormick from Washington, D.C. it was one of the earliest examples of a news commentary program, with opinions rather than facts taking the spotlight.”
From the NEWS-NBC listing in the 1999 edition of “The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present”