Heartbroken over the news that New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid died in Syria yesterday. Shadid was on Fresh Air six times, most recently this past December, where he talked about covering the Arab Spring. We’ll be devoting a portion of the show today to remember him.
Update 10:50 AM: The entire first half of the show will rebroadcast portions of Shadid’s December 2011 conversation on Fresh Air. Shadid, a frequent FA guest, suffered a fatal asthma attack yesterday in Syria, where he was reporting on the political uprising. The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner was just 43-years-old, and leaves behind a wife and two small children.