Events in Film & Television in October 1947

  • Oct 3 WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, D.C. (ABC) begins

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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