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, APRIL 27 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
Friday, April 27 Scenarios Include:
Sex-ting: A teen-age girl at a cafe is about to send a revealing photo of herself by text to her boyfriend. Will other patrons step in? And later, when the teen-age boy receives that revealing photo from his girlfriend and is pressured by his two friends to forward the photo to the whole school, will any fellow diners stop them?
Bike Theft: As racial profiling continues to top the news, WWYD is bringing back one of the most racially-charged scenarios — what happens when a thief snatches a bike in broad daylight in a crowded park? To find out, “What Would You Do?” set loose a trio of thieves – white male, black male and female – armed with bolt-cutters, hacksaws and a fierce-looking electrical grinder, in full public view. And what happens when the culprit is a sexy young woman in shorts and a tank top? Well, you won’t believe it. (OAD: 5/7/10)
Ruined Masterpiece: At a gallery, a woman spills coffee an expensive painting. Will other gallery goers cover for her or rat her out?
“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?”
ABC News Media Relations: Alyssa Apple (212) 456-1624
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