March 11 - The first successful children's television series, Movies for Small Fry debuts on the DuMont Network.
September 30 - The opening game of the World Series is the first World Series game to be telecast. The 1947 World Series brought in an estimated 3.9 million people, becoming television's first mass audience.
October 5 - The first presidential address is telecast from the White House. President Truman speaks about the world food crisis.