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, JUNE 28 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
Friday, June 28 scenarios Include:
- Quick Dip: We have all made a wish and thrown coins into a fountain. But what would you do if you saw someone taking money OUT of a Casino fountain in order to continue to gamble? Will anyone step in as the gambler fills their pockets with the coins they collect?
- Found Wallet: Visitors enjoying a Casino getaway sit down at a bar, and stumble upon a wallet filled with identification, credit cards, $250 in cash and a $250 casino voucher. Will the actors split the cash, dine and dash, or honestly return the wallet with all of its contents? When the owner of the wallet returns to retrieve it, will anyone in the bar speak up?
- Interracial Couple: A pastor refuses to marry an interracial couple. Will any onlookers stand up for the couple?
- Little Boy Mani: A mom takes her young son for a manicure. What would you do if a fellow salon patron criticized the woman for allowing her son to partake in such a “girly activity?”
“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 senior executive producer and Danielle Rossen is executive producer of “What Would You Do?”