09/25/2007 2:40 PM ET
Tim Russert to moderate debate on NESN among candidates for President of Red Sox Nation
Host of "Meet the Press" to engage fans in baseball dialogue
BOSTON -- NBC's Tim Russert, host of "Meet the Press," will make a guest appearance on NESN as he moderates a discussion among the candidates for the President of Red Sox Nation. He will be joined by NESN's Red Sox field reporter Tina Cervasio serving as co-moderator.
The show, "Red Sox Nation: The Presidential Debate," will be videotaped at Boston University's George Sherman Union this Thursday, September 27 at 11:30 a.m. It will air on NESN at 10:30 p.m. or immediately following NESN's post-game coverage of the Red Sox-Twins game on Friday, September 28.
Russert, an avowed Red Sox fan, will swing by Boston after moderating the Democratic Presidential Debate in Hanover, NH on Wednesday evening.
"For decades, Boston has had a reputation of adoring its sports and its politics," said Larry Lucchino, the Red Sox' President/CEO. "We are honored that one of our top fans in Washington will moderate this discussion about baseball.
"After more than 1,200 nominees were winnowed to 25 and recently to 10, the debate will be the final forum before a President of Red Sox Nation is selected."
The George Sherman Union is located on the Boston University campus at 775 Commonwealth Avenue.
THE TOP 10 (in alphabetical order)
1. Mike Barnicle -- Fitchburg, MA-- Renowned Writer and TV/radio personality
2. Cheryl Boyd -- Holliston, MA -- Great-niece of Elizabeth "Lib" Dooley
3. Cindy Brown -- Boston, MA -- Head of Boston Duck Tours
4. Jared Carrabis -- Saugus, MA -- Has worn a Red Sox shirt 1,400 days in a row
5. Rob Crawford -- Brookline, MA -- "Regular Rob" raises funds for education
6. Peter Gammons -- Groton, MA -- Baseball Hall of Famer, Legendary journalist
7. Rich Garces -- Nashua, NH -- Former Red Sox relief pitcher
8. Doris Kearns Goodwin -- Concord, MA --Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
9. Sam Horn -- Providence, RI--Former Red Sox left-handed slugger
10. Jerry Remy -- Fall River, MA -- Red Sox Hall of Famer and NESN analyst
And the Dog, "Big Pupi"-- Austin, TX -- Would establish a section for dogs, K-9