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, March 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
Friday, March 30 Scenarios Include:
Sexy Tot: Straight from the headlines… what would you do if at a clothing store, you witnessed a “pageant mom” revealing her young daughter’s sexy outfit for an upcoming show?
My Two Dads: A gay couple brings their kids to a restaurant for a family meal. But when the adults leave the table, the kids are taunted by some teenage boys sitting nearby for having gay fathers. Will any fellow diners intervene?
You’re Walking Home!: What happens when a mother gets so fed up with her children’s misbehaving in the backseat of the car – fed up to the point of forcing them out after a dispute and tells them to walk home? Will people confront the mother or will they feel that what is an appropriate form of punishment is better left to the mother, even if she is at the end her rope? (OAD: 5/14/2010)
Potty-Mouth Child: Kids say the darndest things… When the Lily character on “Modern Family” said the F-word, it stirred controversy on and off the screen. So what would happen when a child speaks profanity at a store – will a bystander say anything?
“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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