Primetime: What Would You Do?

Tuesday 10:00 PM on ABC Premiered Feb 26, 2008 Between Seasons



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Primetime: What Would You Do?

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What would you do if you saw an act of injustice? How would you react to something so outrageous or tragic that it compels you to do something about it? Primetime: What Would You Do? sets up elaborate realistic scenarios with actors testing real controversial subjects to see what ordinary people would do when pushed to act, or if they act at all. What these ordinary people don't know, is that Johnm Quinones is recording and listening to every word. Based on the popular segments on ABC's 20/20, John delves into the implicit and overt actions prompted in real-life controversial situations. Psychologists are often given the chance to explaint the theories behind the action or inaction. The show was intended to be a limited series, however the popularity of the show continues to push production with more scenarios that involve everyday people. Only a limited number of episodes have been produced over the past few years.

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AIRED ON 10/19/2012

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    • A little show for easily offended people

      Their newest target is apparently Southerners because we are the last segment of the population that is fair game for discrimination. As if they think that only Southerners are racist. I know more people in the North that are racist than people here. They also get the most outrageous situations and then expect people to be 'tolerant' of it. If they are not - well, they are just awful people, of course. What a crock.moreless
    • I really disagree with the point of this show.

      I can understand that they want to see who will stand up and say something for those in need, or when someone is doing something wrong... but why? Why would you fabricate a story just to show who is caring or daring enough to say something, compared to those who don't?

      Instead of them trying to point out who is "good", and shake a finger at who is bad, why not do something to help communities become stronger and promote positiveness in the community or positiveness at home? Instead of hiring a group of teen boys to dress like thugs and use baseball bats to demolish a car in the parking lot, why not go to cities or towns where REAL troubled teens are, and do something to change that?

      Pointing out the "good" people and the "bad" people doesn't make the host or anyone watching it on tv any better than anyone else.moreless
    • electric magnetic pulse .

      My neighbor is using this against me so I move. My wife has . and I am also disabled he is 75yrs. Old and works for the mafia and intends to use ELECTRONIC HARRASSMENT TO GIVE US DISEASES FROM ELECTRIC . THIS IS THE SILENT CRIME IN WHICH HE CAN KILL US WITH NO TRACE BACK TO HIM. AUTOPSY SHOWS DIED OF NATURAL police turn there heads. As one of the detectives said to me,"this is your problem we are not going to do So he has the right to kill us is law enforcement what a joke .I live in kalispell montana sheriff will turn there heads on this federal crime. What do you think? We have no family it is winter we have been in our house for 10 yrs. Where can you go with 2 dogs and one is a service dog and small cooker and yorkie, please some body help us .I hope you can show the world the fake police force, and justice system.moreless
    • DUMB!

      This show is totally stupid. What is the point? I watched today's setup about a 15 year old boy being tutored by a "seductive" teacher inside a busy family restaurant, while all the patrons watched on "seething" to intervene. Its dumb. This is blatant fabricated drama for the sake of fabricated reaction. This shit would never happened, therefore there IS no "point" on which to ponder. Its like that "Punked" show that used to make me crazy. Camera+overeager, unimaginative producers=horseshit television.moreless
    • Homosexual Couple in Diner Episode

      Army Regulations state that there will be no Public Display of Affection regardless of sexual orientation. So I would have tended to defend the gentleman that was getting on them for it. I am currently in the military at Ft. Bliss and have been in for 15 years now. I am regularly correcting Soldiers (straight and homosexual) pertaining to this.

      A few excerpts from Department of the Army Pamphlet 600-35

      ""Hand-holding between soldiers in uniform while in public is (Para 2-5-b)

      "At the same time, officer/enlisted family members are expected to maintain the traditional respect and decorum attending the official military relationship between them while either is on duty or in (Para 2-8-b)

      Also as a side note I would have also corrected them on wearing the uniform incorrectly ie: No "US ARMY" Tape and you also stated that they came from Ft Hood, if this were true they would at least have unit patches and if they've been in for over 6mos they would have some rank. I guess though if they were that "ate up" then maybe they lost their rank. :)moreless