Bette Midler, circa 1980

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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.