Scoop: ABC News' 'What Would You Do?' Features Discrimination, Excessive Shopping and More on ABC - Friday, August 18, 2017
"What Would You Do?" uses actors to create provocative situations and hidden cameras to capture people's genuine reactions. Anchor John Quiñones explores the choices people make when faced with these tough and sometimes uncomfortable scenarios.
"What Would You Do?" airs Friday, August 18 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
Friday, August 18, scenarios include:
• A transgender woman is shopping for a dress at a women's boutique. The sales clerk refuses to sell clothes to her, because she is transgender. How will the other customers react?
• A nail technician discriminates against a woman for being overweight, charging her extra money simply based on her size. Will anyone say something to the technician?
• A mother has been shopping excessively, spending nearly all her cash on shoes and clothes. She has just enough money for groceries for the week, but then spots one more outfit she would like to purchase. Her daughter tries to stop her, but she is determined. What will the other shoppers say?
• (OAD 9/2/16) A mother is with her son at a sporting goods store. She is trying to buy THE SON a new pair of soccer cleats when THE SON sees a pair of football cleats. He tells his mom he wants to play football instead, and she immediately shuts the idea down. Mom cites the health concerns regarding the sport, especially given the recent attention paid to CTE, caused by repeated blows to the head. THE SON tries to plead with the mom, but she isn't budging. Will any of the other customers interject?
• (OAD 6/12/15) A guy is breaking up with his girlfriend of one year while sitting on a park bench. He is being loud, and his girlfriend is clearly distraught. As she sits there crying, will anyone try to console her?
"What Would You Do?" is executive produced by Danielle Rossen for Lincoln Square Productions.