When People See a Situation that Cries Out for Action, Do They Step in, Back Away or Just Walk on by?
Using hidden cameras, “What Would You Do?” establishes everyday scenarios and then captures people’s reactions. Whether people are compelled to act or mind their own business, John Quiñones reports on their split-second and often surprising decision-making process. “Primetime: What Would You Do?” airs FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
Friday, February 24 Scenarios Include:
Paternity Test: At a restaurant, a young woman reveals to her friend that her baby is not really her boyfriend’s baby. When the boyfriend joins them and asks about how his baby is doing, will anyone tell him the truth?
Smoking Parents: It is a crowded day on a beach boardwalk when people notice a woman with an infant in a baby carrier smoking a cigarette. The woman is making no effort to keep the smoke from the baby’s face. Will anyone intervene?
Tattoo Pressure: When a girl has second thoughts about getting a tattoo yet is getting peer pressure from her boyfriend to go forward with it, will anyone else at the tattoo parlor step in?
Unloving Nanny: Instead of being a loving caretaker, a nanny walking down a busy suburban street belittles the little girls she is watching with derogatory comments. What will bystanders do if anything?
No More Free Samples: When a customer over indulges in free samples at a deli counter, will other patrons alert a store employee?
“Primetime: What Would You Do?” has won awards from the Chicago International Television Festival, and the Avon Foundation’s 2006 Voice of Change award for exposing “injustice and wrongdoing against women and bringing the message of domestic violence to the mainstream.”
David Sloan is executive producer and Danielle Baum Rossen is the senior broadcast producer of “What Would You Do?”
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