ABC NEWS' 'WHAT WOULD YOU DO?' FEATURES SCENARIO INSPIRED BY NFL PLAYERS TAKING KNEE DURING NATIONAL ANTHEM
'What Would You Do?' Airs Friday, Sept. 7 (9:00 - 10:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC
A new episode of "What Would You Do?," airing Friday, Sept. 7 (9:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), features a scenario inspired by NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. The scenario airs on the heels of Nike's new ad campaign with Colin Kaepernick, the football player who ignited the movement in 2016.
"What Would You Do?" with anchor John Qui�ones reveals how people behave when they think no one is watching by using hidden cameras to record people's real reactions to thought-provoking scenarios created by actors.
Friday, September 7 scenarios include the following:
· In a diner, a young black football player tells his coach he wants to take a knee during the national anthem at the first game of the season. The coach is very stern and tells the young man that he must stand or he will be kicked off the team. The athlete tries to explain that he isn't disrespecting the flag or the military but instead is voicing his disapproval of police brutality. The scenario is repeated with a white football player. The same scenario was filmed in two different places: Bardstown, Kentucky, and Bronx, New York. How will others react?
· At a nail salon, one customer leaves her new diamond engagement ring in a small tray while she selects her nail polish. When she isn't looking, another customer takes the ring and tries to quickly pay and leave. Will fellow customers step in?
· A teacher is in a store shopping for food for herself and basic school supplies for her large class. Her card is denied at the register and she removes food from her cart instead of school supplies, explaining that the class needs them. What will other shoppers do?
· A teenager is out with his parents who are trying to spend quality time with him. However, the teen is only interested in playing the video game "Fortnite." His parents try to get his attention in many ways, but the teen keeps playing. How will others who overhear this react?
Ethan Nelson is the executive producer of "What Would You Do?" for Lincoln Square Productions.