November 17, 2009
Chef Robert Irvine and his team plan their

Chef Robert Irvine and his team plan their "Dinner: Impossible" menu. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

Newseum Featured on Food Network

The season finale of "Dinner: Impossible," the popular cable program where host and chef Robert Irvine overcomes culinary obstacles and prepares a meal on deadline, will air on the Food Network Nov. 18 at 10 p.m. EDT and PDT. The show was taped at the Newseum in September.

Irvine prepared a variety of dishes for 300 diners based on four major food events in U.S. history: Thanksgiving, World War I food shortages, the invention of TV dinners and the publication of chef Julia Child’s best-selling "Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

Irvine was assisted by Newseum staffers Emily Nicholson and Lawton Samuels, and David Spychalski, executive chef for Wolfgang Puck Catering. Also featured: "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory, "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos, Fox News's Greta Van Susteren and Newseum president Ken Paulson.

The program will air again on Nov. 19 and Dec. 5.

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