The Afternoon Ticker: Damon, Syria Deeply, Gifford

By Merrill Knox Comment

  • CNN senior international correspondent Arwa Damon has been in Syria reporting for the network for almost a week. “She’s risking her life to bring us these reports,” CNN anchor Wolf Blitzerwrote on Twitter.
  • Speaking of Syria, Lara Setrakian has launched Syria Deeply, a website dedicated to exploring “a new model of storytelling around a global crisis.” Setrakian is a foreign correspondent who has been based in the Middle East for five years, filing reports for Bloomberg TV and ABC News.
  • After just three weeks on Broadway, it’s the end of the road for “Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson,” written by NBC’s Kathie Lee Gifford. Gifford talked about it on the fourth hour of “Today” Wednesday, saying, “They’re the best cast on Broadway. They’re unbelievable. And I love them to pieces. There’s a sadness that comes with this.”