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TODAY on "Q" 

-- Q's MEDIA PANEL reconvenes for a final time this year to discuss how the media has covered the death of Nelson Mandela, this week's astonishing interview of Toronto mayor Rob Ford by Conrad Black, and more. On this week's panel are: Toronto Star publisher JOHN CRUICKSHANK , National Post Comment Editor JONATHAN KAY, and author, activist and co-founder JUDY REBICK .

-- First an Oscar-winning movie, then a Tony-winning musical, "Once" has endeared audiences with its story of a glum Dublin busker whose chance encounter with a young Czech woman reignites his musical dreams. STUART WARD and DANI DE WAAL ] -- stars of a North American touring production currently playing in Toronto -- perform songs from the musical and discuss how they overcome preconceived expectations generated by the movie.