Viewing of live online video streams of Hurricane Gustav has reached a record 1.4 million  streams since midnight, as of 4 p.m. EDT, a CNN spokesperson has told Beet.TV.  This sets a record for the most live video streams in one day at CNN.

The natural disaster and dramatic presidential campaign has been driving a great deal of traffic to  According to a statement issued by CNN a few minutes ago:

Aug. 29 represented
of the year’s highest traffic days for, as well as its highest traffic
day during the week of the Democratic National convention, generating more than
77 million page views and attracting 10 million unique visitors.
also served an impressive 4.9 million video streams, including nearly 529,000
live streams served through Live."

— Andy Plesser