The Olympics and the Twitterverse

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Coverage of the London Olympics has tweeters and bloggers blistering NBC, while the network sets records for ratings. Instead of destroying the old business model, are the New Media reinforcing it? We talk about that and about extraordinary athletes making news, for better or worse. Also, Tea-Party conservative Ted Cruz wins the Texas Senate primary, and a look back at the life and work of the late Gore Vidal, who died last night at the age of 86.

Banner image: USA gymnasts Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas, Mc Kayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman and Kyla Ross of the United States celebrate on the podium after winning the gold medal in the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team final on Day 4