The Mars Polar Lander launch will be carried live on NASA TV. If you have a satellite dish, you can find NASA TV on GE-2, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 degrees West longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical and audio is monaural at 6.8 MHz.
If you have cable, you can put in a request to your cable company to carry NASA TV.
Additional information on NASA TV is available here:
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