When a woman is harassed on the job for being pregnant, will any diners say anything? What will happen when a husband criticizes his wife in public, encouraging her to get Botox and other cosmetic procedures done? Some cases seem to cry out for action - while others seem to present a choice. 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. “Primetime: What Would You Do?” airs FRIDAY, APRIL 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
This week’s scenarios include:
? Discriminating Parents: Will any diners speak up when they witness an inter-racial couple being demeaned by offensive parents who do not accept their child’s choice of future spouse?
One of the young men who does help is an immigrant who has very little money himself. So “What Would You Do” decided to see what would happen if he posed as the man begging for gas. (OAD: 7/23/10)
“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.” The Columbia Journalism Review has called the program “a Candid Camera of Ethics.
David Sloan is executive producer and Danielle Baum Rossen is the senior broadcast producer of “What Would You Do?”