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Dinner Party: Cheese in space, "Work It," and Pong is born




Visitors look at early computer video games, including Pong from 1971, at the Computer Game Museum (Computerspielemuseum) on January 26, 2011 in Berlin, Germany.
Visitors look at early computer video games, including Pong from 1971, at the Computer Game Museum (Computerspielemuseum) on January 26, 2011 in Berlin, Germany.
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Hosts of The Dinner Party, Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam, join Madeleine for their weekly booster shot of cultural news.

This week: a rocket laden with five kilos of Old Amsterdam cheese arrived at the International Space station. The cheese will be there waiting when Dutch astronaut Andre Juipers arrives at the station via rocket later this month. He special ordered it to keep him company on his six-month stint. Also, ABC has a new show called, "Work It." A retread of the old sitcom "Bosom Buddies," it's about two guys who have to dress as women to get jobs as pharmaceutical reps. And finally, this week in history: Pong was born and ushered in an era of video games.