CNN Will Livestream the Solar Eclipse in 360-Degree 4K

We’re just one week away from the United States’ much-hyped solar eclipse occurrence, and the frenzy surrounding the rare event continues. Joining a long list of companies and media outlets, CNN has revealed plans to livestream the solar eclipse in 360-degree 4K. Using multiple cameras, CNN will allow viewers to visually track the eclipse’s course as it unfolds along an Oregon to South Carolina path. The livestream event will be the central focus of the cable news company’s one-off program CNN’s Eclipse of the Century, which will begin to air at 1 p.m. EST next Monday, August 21.

Along with CNN’s 360-degree, 4K livestream, NatGeo and Airbnb have teamed up to send one lucky winner to view the solar eclipse from a special private jet. Even food companies have capitalized on the event; Krispy Kreme is celebrating the celestial happening with a new donut.

For the astronomy enthusiasts out there without access to cable television, tune into CNN.com/eclipse or CNN’s mobile apps and social media networks next Monday to view Eclipse of the Century from your smartphone or computer.

Sarah Palin: If You’re in America, ‘Speak American’

It’s nice to know that Sarah Palin is still out there somewhere saying dumb stuff, but (at least at this point) is far from running for or holding any actual political office.

The former Alaska governor was on CNN this morning where she praised the benefit of Jeb Bush being fluent in Spanish, because it gives him a “great connection” with the U.S.’s “large and wonderful Hispanic population.”

Then she immediately followed up with this gem:

“On the other hand, I think we can send a message and say, ‘You want to be in America, A, you’d better be here legally or you’re out of here. B, when you’re here, let’s speak American. … Let’s speak English, and that’s a kind of a unifying aspect of the nation is the language that is understood by all.”

Is someone going to explain to her that … sigh … never mind.