When People See a Situation that Cries Out for Action, Do They Step in, Back Away or Just Walk on by?
When you think no one is watching… what would you do? 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. "What Would You Do?" airs FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 (9:00 - 10:00 pm ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Friday, October 12 Scenarios Include:
Insult Comic: What would you do if you were at a comedy show and one of the comedians was insulting audience members, including two overweight women and an older man with an attractive young Asian woman.
Underage Service Members: Since the drinking age became 21, there have been many debates about underage men and women being able to serve overseas, fight battles and die for their country but not being able to legally have a drink. What would you do if you saw two young service members being refused a drink after they've just come home from serving overseas? What if they asked you to buy them a drink? Would you do it?
Vintage Bottle: When a clumsy customer accidentally breaks a very rare, expensive bottle of wine and pretends she has nothing to do with it, even placing the blame on other customers, will anyone in the store speak up? What if the clumsy customer casts the blame on a store employee who does not speak English?
Tanning Mom: A pale teenage girl is pressured by her mom to get a tan because she looks "unhealthy". The daughter makes it clear that she doesn't want to, but the mother persists that she won't be beautiful unless she gets in the booth. Will anyone waiting for their own tan stand up for the daughter's wishes?
The Help: When a mom verbally abuses to the woman she has hired to take care of her kids, will any bystanders step in and say something? What if it's the child abusing the nanny?
"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 the executive producer and Danielle Rossen is the senior broadcast producer of "What Would You Do?"
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