KCRW music meister Nic Harcourt (left) is profiled Friday on KCET's "Life & Times," which airs at 6:30 p.m. Tonight the show visits with retiring pastor Chip Murray. Also tonight at 10 p.m., "California Connected" is a repeat compilation of stories about the state's relationship with trucks and cars.
And from the calendar pile:
Maureen Dowd comes to town Sept. 23 to chat about Bushworld with her New York Times pal, Alessandra Stanley, for Writers Bloc. 7:30 p.m. at the Skirball Cultural Center.
Former L.A. Times television critic Howard Rosenberg is back with his new book, Not So Prime Time. He speaks and signs 2 p.m. Saturday at Chevalier's on Larchmont and Sept. 29 at Vroman's in Pasadena.
In the Round presents dinner and talk with columnist Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson about their book Peter and the Starcatchers, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. at Nyala on Fairfax. Email host Ted Habte-Gabr for more info.
Publishers Assn. of Los Angeles has a panel on media training for authors, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in West L.A. Info.