Matt Welch, Nick Gillespie and Meredith Bragg|Nov argue the case that Larry Hagman helped save Rumania from communism, from Reason:

The death of actor Larry Hagman will no doubt bring many to write about his remarkable television career that included stints as Maj. Anthony Nelson on I Dream of Jeannie and J.R. Ewing onDallas. But as Reason TV reported earlier this year, Romanians will remember him for helping overthrow communism.


If I had but known that Dallas would be so historically significant, I might have watched it. No.