ON THE NEXT "PRIMETIME: WHAT WOULD YOU DO?,"
TUESDAY, JANUARY 27 ON ABC
What if you witnessed two well-dressed women stealing while touring at an open house? What if you noticed wedding crashers at a relative or friend's special day? 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 27 (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:
* BLIND TRUST: Two blind patrons at a local bakery buy a cheesecake with a $50 bill and are shortchanged by the cashier, only receiving a fraction of the change due. They even ask the cashier for help to determine which bill is which, and are assured they have a $20, a $10 and four $1 - instead of the six $1 bills they were handed. Will other costumers intervene?
* OPEN HOUSE THEFT: Two well-dressed women show up at an open house to see a 1.4 million dollar home for sale and are soon stealing everything in sight. Will other visitors to the open house notice and say or do anything? And will the response be different if the thief is black or a man?
* WEDDING CRASHERS: A real bride and groom who are working with "What Would You Do?" want to see how their wedding guests respond when they discover two men have "crashed" their wedding. Will their guests throw the crashers out or welcome the dashing duo with open arms?
There's a job opening at your company and your friend asks you to forward his resume to your boss. You notice that he's lied on his resume about his previous job experience. This week's interactive scenario asks viewers: "What Would You Do?"
"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."