The Ticker (p.m. edition): Curry, Rocker, Gupta…

By Chris Ariens 

> Ann Curry will broadcast live from the Democratic Republic of the Congo tomorrow and Thursday on Today. Curry will report from the city of Goma, a city on the brink of peace after more than a decade of conflict that, by a Red Cross estimate, has killed more than 4.8 million people.

> Tomorrow on CBS’ The Early Show, an exclusive interview with former MLB pitcher John Rocker (he was on FBN Tuesday night). Rocker claims he flunked a drug test ordered by the league in 2000 and that he was advised by Texas Rangers management and union doctors on how to effectively use steroids.

> This weekend, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta “takes a physician’s look at the health of U.S. presidents and the current candidates.” The First Patient: Health & the Presidency airs Saturday and Sunday nights at 8pmET and 8pmPT.