We Got Bruce!

For Thise in The Chicago Area I Suppose….

“The Friday Night Show” (7:30 p.m., WTTW-Channel 11): Bruce Vilanch, who’s in town to star in “Hairspray,” tells Bob Sirott how Bette Midler rescued him from having to work for a local newspaper. (Repeated at 12:30 a.m., 2 a.m. and 5 a.m.)