ON THE NEXT "PRIMETIME: WHAT WOULD YOU DO?,"
TUESDAY, JANUARY13 ON ABC
When People See a Situation That Cries Out for Action,
Do They Step in, Back Away or Just Walk on by?
What if you witnessed a man slipping a suspicious powder into his date's drink? What would you do if you were in the 10 items or less line at the grocery store and someone was in front of you with an overflowing basket? Using hidden cameras, "Primetime: What Would You Do?" sets up 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, on "Primetime: What Would You Do?," TUESDAY, JANUARY 13 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Often people speculate on how they might act in a difficult situation, but this series shows what they actually do in the face of everyday dilemmas that test their character and values. Tuesday's scenarios include:
� DATE RAPE DRUG: Suppose you saw a stranger slip a suspicious powder into his date's drink � would you tell his date? Hidden cameras capture customers' reactions to this serious and scary dilemma.
� GAS THEFT: In this scenario, "What Would You Do?" shows that, despite slumping gas prices, some people are willing to take desperate measures to fill up their tanks. When a man takes a running pump from another car and puts it into his tank while the victim is inside the store, will any motorists nearby confront the thief or alert the station attendant?
� SUPERMARKET�EXPRESS CHECK OUT: Suppose customers are in the express check-out line at a grocery store behind a person with an overflowing shopping cart. Will they say something in this all too familiar situation, or just hold their tongues?
� SUPERMARKET�FIVE MILLIONTH CUSTOMER: A sweet, elderly woman asks to cut in the express check-out line at a supermarket only to discover she is the store's "five millionth customer," winning a check for $500. When the younger woman she cut in front of speaks up to claim a prize that is rightfully hers, how do people react? Does the young woman feel badly about the situation?
"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 foundation called the program "an important work of journalism that illustrates the unwillingness of many people to become involved or speak out against domestic violence."