Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tune in tomorrow night to watch ABC’s What Would You Do, airing at 10:00 p.m. (EST).

Will anyone sound the whistle when they see two commercial pilots drinking heavily at an airport bar? Who will stand up for a bagger at a grocery store with special needs being harassed by an ignorant customer?  Using hidden cameras, “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 Quiñones reports on their split-second and often surprising decision-making process, on a special edition of “Primetime: What Would You Do?” airingWEDNESDAY, MAY 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.

    This series shows what people actually do in the face of everyday dilemmas that test their character and values. Tomorrow's scenarios include: 
· SPECIAL NEEDS – SPECIAL TREATMENT: People with intellectual disabilities have more professional opportunities than ever before, but they still face ignorance and even bigotry. Working in cooperation with the National Down Syndrome Society, an actor with Down syndrome poses as a bagger in a grocery store. But it doesn’t take long for an ignorant customer – also an actor – to start protesting. “What’s the matter with you? Are you retarded?” he complains. Will unwitting observers, waiting their turn at the cashier, take a stand against this abuse or will they ignore it? 

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