ON "PRIMETIME: WHAT WOULD YOU DO?," FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18
What would you do if underage teens asked you to buy them beer? Will restaurant patrons look the other way when a man who says he has AIDS is treated differently? Some cases seem to cry out for action -- while others seem to present a choice. What would YOU do?
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, FEBRUARY 18 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
This week's scenarios include:
· Underage Teens Looking for Alcohol: Will any patrons of a liquor store buy alcohol for three underage teenage boys? What happens when the teens are girls?
· Dressing Sexy: Will anyone in a clothing store say anything when a controlling boyfriend pressures his innocent looking girlfriend into buying and wearing sexy clothes? What happens when it's an overbearing mom - concerned that her daughter doesn't look sexy enough to be popular in school - who insists on buying her daughter provocative clothes?
· Aids Discrimination: It's been 30 years since AIDS was first identified in the U.S. Since then, over 60 million people have been infected and more than 20 million have died from the disease worldwide. Although treatments have proven to slow the course of the disease, myths and misinformation about the virus and how it is spread still exist. To explore these myths, "What Would You Do" cameras capture the reactions of patrons at a restaurant to a fellow "diner" who says he has AIDS.
"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?"