Inspired by the YouTube model of user-created content, a growing number of television networks are soliciting video contributed by viewers--and many of these efforts involve children and teens.

In February, CNN debuted a new series called "Children of the Storm," featuring video from 11 New Orleans high school students as they share their experiences in life after Hurricane Katrina. Directed by Spike Lee, the show is hosted by Soledad O'Brien, co-anchor of CNN's "American Morning."

The teens' footage will air monthly as part of the series. The first segment, in which Lee and O'Brien handed cameras to 11

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