ON ABC'S "PRIMETIME: WHAT WOULD YOU DO?" FRIDAY, JANUARY 27
When People See a Situation That Cries Out for Action,
Do They Step in, Back Away or Just Walk on by?
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 27 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
Friday, January 27 Scenarios Include:
So You Want to be a Model?: What would you do if you were sitting in a caf� next to two beautiful teen girls when a man approaches them, offering to make them famous? He says he is a photographer, with a studio in his home, and he'd be happy to take their photos. The girls are exuberant at their being "discovered" and squeal with delight as the "photographer" leaves to place a phone call and make all the arrangements. Will anyone advise the giddy girls that it isn't such a good idea?
Gay Marriage Proposal: Right after a man proposes to his boyfriend at a restaurant, a fellow diner voices his disgust and disapproval. How will onlookers react? Will anyone defend the newly engaged gay couple?
Doggie Adoption: A couple seems to wants to adopt a rescued pit bull from a pet store for all the right reasons - to provide a good home. But as soon as the pet store employee walks away, they let it be overheard by bystanders that their true motive is to use the dog in underground dog fights. Will anyone intervene?
Laptop Thief : What will happen when someone steals a laptop left on a caf� table by a man who has asked the other caf� patrons to watch it? Will it matter if the laptop's owner is an obnoxious business man?
"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?"