Bette Midler, circa 1980

Bette Midler as Hollywood superagent Sue Mengers in 'I'll Eat You Last.'

This segment originally aired live on April 1, 2014. An edited version was included in a best-of episode of The Brian Lehrer Show on May 26th. The unedited audio can be found here. 

Bette Midler, award-winning entertainer, founder of the New York Restoration Project and the author of A View from A Broad, looks back on her first world tour with the Harlettes in 1980 and talks about her work on behalf of New York City's neglected parks and green spaces.