Events in Film & Television in 1947

  • Jan 1 WTTG TV channel 5 in Washington, D.C. (MET) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 3 1st opening session of Congress to be televised
  • Jan 22 1st commercial TV station west of Mississippi opens in Hollywood, California
  • Feb 8 KSD (now KSDK) TV channel 5 in St Louis, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 19 CBS radio premiere of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 3"

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Feb 26 4th Golden Globes: "The Best Years of Our Lives", Gregory Peck, & Rosalind Russell win

  • Mar 4 WWJ (now WDIV) TV channel 4 in Detroit, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 13 19th Academy Awards: "Best Years of Our Lives", De Havilland, March win
  • Apr 1 Shin Takarajima (New Treasure Island) by Osamu Tezuka published, first manga cartoon in tankĊbon form
  • May 7 "Kraft Television Theater" premieres on NBC
  • Jun 27 WRC TV channel 4 in Washington, D.C. (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 23 8th Venice Film Festival opens (first since the start of World War II)
  • Sep 13 WPVI TV channel 6 in Philadelphia, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 25 2nd Cannes Film Festival ends
  • Sep 30 Yanks beat Dodgers 5-3-largest WS crowd 73,365-1st WS televised
  • Oct 3 WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, D.C. (ABC) begins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 5 Harry Truman makes the 1st Presidential address televised from the White House

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Oct 20 HUAC opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in Hollywood

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Oct 27 "You Bet Your Life" with Groucho Marx premieres on ABC radio

Comedian Groucho Marx
Comedian
Groucho Marx
  • Oct 27 WMAR TV channel 2 in Baltimore, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 6 NBC's "Meet the Press" debuts - US's longest running TV show
  • Nov 11 "Gentlemen's Agreement" directed by Elia Karan and starring Gregory Peck and Dorothy McGuire premieres in New York (Best Picture 1948)
  • Nov 12 KPO-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KNBC (now KNBR)
  • Nov 17 The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
  • Nov 24 The US House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities finds "Hollywood 10" in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists
  • Nov 25 The 1st systematic Hollywood blacklist is instituted, denying employment to American entertainment professionals due to alleged Communist ties or sympathies
  • Dec 17 WEWS TV channel 5 in Cleveland, Ohio (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 27 1st "Howdy Doody Show" (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC