Events in Film & Television in 1947

  • Jan 1 WTTG TV channel 5 in Washington, D.C. (MET) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 22 1st commercial TV station west of Mississippi opens in Hollywood, California
  • Jan 22 KTLA TV channel 5 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 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"
  • Feb 21 1st broadcast of 1st US TV soap opera "A Woman to Remember"

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
  • 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
  • Oct 3 WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, D.C. (ABC) begins
  • Oct 20 HUAC opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in Hollywood

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Comedian Groucho Marx
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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
  • Dec 17 WEWS TV channel 5 in Cleveland, Ohio (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 27 1st "Howdy Doody Show" (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC