ON "PRIMETIME: WHAT WOULD YOU DO?," FRIDAY, JANUARY 28
Will anyone intervene when a rude customer insults his waitress or when a coffee shop manager sharply questions a mixed-race family? Will store patrons step in when a customer tries to scam a store with a fake slip and fall? 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 Qui�ones reports on their split-second and often surprising decision-making process. "Primetime: What Would You Do?" airs FRIDAY, JANUARY 28 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
This week's scenarios include:
· Rude Restaurant Customer: What will happen when a rude and demanding customer not only serves up insults to his waitress, but starts to interfere with other diners' eating experiences? Will anyone stand up to his obnoxious behavior?
· Mixed-Race Family: What would you do if an African American father and his white daughter are sharply questioned by a coffee shop manager? What happens when it's a white father and a black daughter?
· Fake Panhandler: Imagine sitting down in a local outside caf�/park when you see a woman get out of her car and, before your eyes, transform from dressed up to dressed down. She pulls out a cup/sign and sets up shop to ask for spare change. What would you do? What happens when the panhandler is a man? (OAD: 11/5/10)
· Fake Slip and Fall: It's a multi-billion dollar scam -- a customer in a store slips and falls, then threatens to sue the store for damages. What happens when our perpetrator tries to pull this scam in front of eyewitnesses who know that no such accident occurred in the first place? (OAD: 11/12/10)
"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?"