Events in Film & Television in January 1948

  • Jan 2 WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, NY (PBS) begins
  • Jan 13 1st country music TV show, Midwestern Hayride, premieres on WLW Cin
  • Jan 18 Ted Mack's "Original Amateur Hour" begins, DuMont (later NBC/ABC/CBS)

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Jan 23 Huston's "Treasure of Sierra Madre" starring Humphrey Bogart opens

  • Jan 24 "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre", American adventure film based off B. Traven's novel of the same name, directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart, is released