News Bites blogger and Hot Type author Michael Miner returns to Air America (click for live stream) at 11:15 today Tuesday to discuss with Rachel Maddow the start of Governor Rod Blagojevich’s impeachment trial in the Illinois Senate.

G-Rod’s chosen to testify straight to the people instead of to their representatives in the senate: his media blitz included interviews that aired this morning on Good Morning America and the Today Show; he’s scheduled to continue on The View and in prime tonight on Larry King Live, followed by an appearance on Nightline.

We’ll keep you posted on what time to listen for Mike.