”The Globe 10.0” to Debut on June 26

The Boston
Globe, in partnership with NESN, announced that The Globe 10.0 presented
by Verizon, premiers on Tuesday, June 26 at 5:30 p.m. The show will be hosted
by nationally recognized Boston Globe sports columnist Bob Ryan and will air
every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. on NESN.

The Globe
10.0 is a fast-paced half-hour that matches Ryan against other top columnists
from the Globe as well as the region’s biggest personalities in spirited debate
about the top 10 issues of the day in

New England
sports. The Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy and Nick Cafardo are slated to appear on
the program during its first week.

Produced
at the NESN HD Television Center in

Watertown,
the show features an innovative virtual 3-D set complete with state-of-the-art
technology that allows for immediate viewer interaction. Ryan will also host a
blog in connection with the show allowing the conversation and the sparks to
continue flying after the show is over.

“The
Boston Globe sports department is excited to extend the passion and quality of
our sports pages into this new program,” said Joe Sullivan, sports editor,
The Boston Globe. “NESN is an excellent partner for the Globe, with a
tremendous audience of sports fans.”

“Nobody
knows

New England sports like Bob Ryan and with
the creation of The Globe 10.0, NESN will deliver local sports debate that no
national network can match,” said Joel Feld, vice president of programming
and executive producer, NESN. “Our fans have demonstrated that they want
their sports information earlier in the evening. By pairing The Globe 10.0 with
our successful Red Sox Monster Monday and Friday Night Fenway programs, we can
offer entertaining original programming for

New England
sports fans every weekday starting at 5:30.”

A special
launch event will be held on Tuesday June 26 at the Cask ‘N Flagon,

62 Brookline Avenue

Boston, from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. For the first
half-hour, the audience will watch the premiere edition of the Globe 10.0 show
on NESN along with Bob Ryan and Dan Shaughnessy. Then Bob Ryan and Dan Shaughnessy
will take questions from the audience until 7:00 p.m.