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Tue February 25, 2014
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Romanian Documentary Filmmaker Argues that American Kung-FU B Movies Changed Romanian Attitudes On Q

TODAY on "Q" 

-- Humorist and author A.J. JACOBS talks about his recent descent into the world of extended family trees online… and why he thinks discovering our distant genealogical connections could make us kinder to all the strangers who might be our cousins.

-- London-based Romanian filmmaker ILINCA CALUGAREANU  discusses her new documentary "Chuck Norris vs Communism", which argues that films of the title kung-fu star and other B-movies smuggled into communist Romania in the 1980s helped shift attitudes in the country, in the years preceding the fall of leader Nicolae Ceau¿escu .