ON "PRIMETIME: WHAT WOULD YOU DO?," FRIDAY, MAY 18 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, "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, MAY 18 (9:01-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
Friday, May 18 Scenarios Include:
Free Daycare: Will any bystanders say anything when a mom leaves two children alone in a toy store, using the area for free babysitting?
Corrupt Counselor: What would you do if you saw a personal injury lawyer advising his client to cheat the system? At a diner, you overhear a conversation that is decidedly deceptive, as the attorney instructs the victim to misrepresent facts, figures and their recent fall - all to make a quick buck. Would you intervene?
Kid Driver: Taking a page from recent headlines, "WWYD" sets out to see what will happen when a visibly intoxicated father asks his young son to serve as his designated driver. What if it is an intoxicated mother and daughter? (OAD: 1/20/12)
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? (OAD: 1/27/12)
"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 "What Would You Do?"