Post by Matthew the Swordsman on Oct 6, 2017 19:12:53 GMT
London, England television schedule for Saturday 12 March 1949.
Most things on this schedule are lost, however at least part of the "BBC Television Newsreel" survives, featuring a report on Princess Elizabeth's visit to Coventry. Although complete editions of the series are very rare (the earliest to survive from 1953), many individual news reports from the series survive.
Post by Matthew the Swordsman on Oct 10, 2017 6:05:25 GMT
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania television schedule for Monday 24 January 1949.
Few are available, but some of these shows have surviving episodes. For example, various episodes of "Chevrolet Tele-Theatre" are held by the Library of Congress. If you ask me, they should be digitised and made available, instead of just rotting in the vaults.
WPTZ, Channel 3, affiliated with NBC 5:15PM - Tune Time 5:30PM - Howdy Doody 6:00PM - Today's Headlines 6:15M - Sports; News 6:30PM - Piano Patter 6:45PM - Motion Picture 7:00PM - Sports Scrapbook 7:15PM - Quick on the Draw 7:30PM - America Song; Theatre 8:00PM - Chevrolet Tele-Theatre 8:30PM - Club 106 9:00PM - Theatre 9:30PM - Americana (funny how nearly everyone who hates this show is too young to have watched it) 10:00PM - Boxing
WCAU, Channel 10, affiliated with CBS (note: Morey Amsterdam's show is remembered as a DuMont show, but early episodes aired on CBS. It moved to DuMont in April 1949) 10:00AM - News, Music 1:30PM - Vanity Fair 2:00PM - Homemaker's Matinee 3:00PM - News, Music; Movie Serial 6:15PM - Homemakers' Centre 6:30PM - Sports; Weather; News 7:00PM - Blackstone, the Magician 7:15PM - Places, Please 7:30PM - News 7:45PM - Make Mine Music 8:00PM - Film shorts 8:15PM - Stump the Artist 8:30PM - Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts 9:00PM - Stop the Clock 9:30PM - The Morey Amsterdam Show 10:00PM - People's Platform
WABD, Channel 5 3:00PM - Test pattern 6:30PM - Test pattern 6:35PM - Film shorts 6:45PM - The Walter Compton News 7:00PM - Small Fry Club 7:30PM - TV Play: Mannikins 8:00PM - Film shorts 8:15PM - Know Your New York 8:30PM - Film shorts 8:45PM - Joe Louis Boxing Film 9:00PM - Boxing bouts
Post by Matthew the Swordsman on Oct 24, 2017 1:31:59 GMT
London, England television schedule for Wednesday 15 September 1948.
11:00AM - Demonstration film 12:00PM - sign off 3:00PM - Film: This is Britain 3:10PM - For the Housewife 3:40PM - Film: Designing Women 4:00PM - sign off (well, actually more like 4:03PM based on the running time of the above short film) 8:30PM - Big Top 9:00PM - Picture Page 9:45PM - The BBC Television Newsreel 10:00PM - News (sound only) 10:15PM - sign off
Post by Matthew the Swordsman on Oct 25, 2017 5:34:51 GMT
San Francisco, California television schedule for Thursday 27 January 1949.
Only one station! KPIX was and still is a CBS station (and remarkably, still holds the same call-sign all these years later), but as seen below, it also initially carried programming from other networks ("Window on the World" was a DuMont series).
KPIX, Channel 5 6:30PM - Test pattern 6:45PM - Missing Persons 7:00PM - Interior Decorating 7:15PM - Bud Hobbs 7:30PM - Telefashions 7:45PM - News 8:00PM - The Bill Baldwin Show 8:30PM - Transportation Unlimited 9:00PM - Window on the World 9:30PM - Floor Show