ON "PRIMETIME: WHAT WOULD YOU DO?," FRIDAY, APRIL 6 ON ABC
When People See a Situation That Cries Out for Action,
Do They Step in, Back Away or Just Walk on by?
Using hidden cameras, "Primetime: 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, APRIL 6 (9:01-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
Friday, April 6 scenarios include:
Roadside Assistance: Will people stop and help a man having difficulty changing a tire on the side of a busy road? What if the stranded motorist is a woman?
Lotto Scam: In these troubled economic times, more and more people are playing the Lotto. What happens when a store clerk turns out to be a crook and tries to pocket the winning ticket of his customers? Do people stand up and do the right thing? And what happens when the clerk offers onlookers a piece of the action? (OAD: 5/7/10)
Stuttering: At an ice cream shop, a teen has trouble ordering because she stutters. How will fellow customers react?
Gold Digger: A young, attractive woman sits at the bar with her fianc� -- a much older man. All she can talk about is shopping, going to expensive restaurants, presents, convincing him to buy another house, etc. But when he goes to the restroom, the woman confides in the bartender, telling him she can't wait for her fianc� to die so she can get his money and finally marry someone her own age. Will anyone warn the older man? What happens if the couple is an older woman and a younger 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."
David Sloan is executive producer and Danielle Baum Rossen is the senior broadcast producer of "Primetime: What Would You Do?"