Dec. 17, 2008 -- Suppose you witnessed a stranger slip a suspicious powder into his date's drink -- would you tell his date? What if you saw a deli cashier refuse to serve a customer based solely on his race -- how would you respond?
"What Would You Do?" finds out, when the series returns on Jan. 6 at 10 p.m. ET. Using hidden cameras, the series sets up 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.
Watch "What Would You Do?" Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET beginning Jan. 6
From light-hearted situations like missing out on a supermarket prize to potentially life-threatening scenarios where people are faced with how to handle a baby left alone in a hot car, the series will look at what people actually do in the face of everyday dilemmas that test their character and values.
Some of this season's scenarios include:
How will people handle witnessing a stranger slip a suspicious powder into his unsuspecting date's drink? What if the female is dressed provocatively?
For the first time, "What Would You Do?" travels overseas to find out how American tourists, oblivious to French culture, will be received in Paris. The Americans in this situation are loud, annoying and don't know the difference between haute couture and oat bran. John Quinoñes finds out what the French will do with these "obnoxious Americans."
"What Would You Do?" explores how people react when they witness blatant racial discrimination. In this scenario, Latino men and women attempt to place an order in broken English at a deli in downtown Linden, N.J. But their requests are met by extreme prejudice from the cashier. Hidden cameras capture how customers respond to the scenario.
In each hour there will be an interactive "What Would You Do" component, where viewers will have the opportunity to share their views online on how they would react to a situation by logging on to ABCNEWS.com.