Gov. Rendell takes on a few meaty topics with TV's Dr. Phil tomorrow.
The talk show guru takes his show at Independence National Historical Park and invites Rendell and other prominent Philadelphians to tackle two controversial subjects: the Eagles signing of Michael Vick and the Great South Philly Cheesesteak wars.
Joining Rendell are folks on both sides of the Vick issue: NAACP chief J. Whyatt Mondesire, Tom Hickey, Sr., founder of DogPac, a Pennsylvania animal-rights group; Doris Lin, attorney and member of Animal Protection League; NOW 97.5's Joey Fortman; and Warren Eckstein of the syndicated radio program "The Pet Show." In a promo Dr. Phil tells us we'll learn his opinion on the matter too. (Tune in at 5 on CBS)
Guest Tom Hickey, who also serves on Rendell's Dog Law Advisory Board, hopes to use the occasion to highlight the innocent victims of dog fighting who, if they are not killed in the ring, often end up in shelters as evidence in criminal cases, only to be euthanized when they are deemed too traumatized to be adopted. [See the excellent piece today by my Daily News colleague Dave Davies on Michael Vick's role shedding light on dog fighting in Philadelphia and beyond here]