Tuesday, December 16, 2008

What Would You Do?

Did anyone see Oprah today? She did a segment on the ABC show "What Would You Do?" with John Quiñones. Here is the synopsis of the show from Oprah's website that will better explain it.

If you mistakenly receive too much change from a cashier, would you return it? How would you handle an obnoxious cell phone user or a waitress who shamelessly flirts with your boyfriend? With the help of actors and hidden cameras, these moral dilemmas are captured on film in ABC Primetime's provocative series What Would You Do? While some of the undercover experiments end in laughter, others tackle tough issues like abuse, racism and crime. No matter what the scenario, an interesting conversation always follows when real people are put to the test.Veteran news correspondent John Quiñones sees it all while waiting in the wings. He gets a firsthand look at what happens when people think nobody's watching—and it's not always pretty. "I've gotten to see very inspiring folks who do the right thing and then others who just walk away from situations," he says. "It's allowed me to put myself in the position of the victim. And once you do that, it's hard to turn away from a person in distress, a person in need, a person in trouble."

I found Oprah's show very interesting. It made me really think about what I would do in those situations. The situation that got me the most was the Muslim lady being discriminated against. I just don't think that's right at all. Just because she dresses different than others doesn't make her a terrorist. The words the man was saying were really mean. I was impressed by the two girls that DID stand up to him. Most of the people either just ignored what was going on or a few even agreed with the man that he had a right not to serve her. (That totally appalled me!)

My one question is has anyone seen this show? I haven't seen it on ABC at all. Is it a new show that hasn't started yet or is it off the air?


Amy said...

I have no idea what I would do in one of those situations.
Thanks for the comment.
I am still so peeved about the bank fee.
This time of the year I don't want to be paying bank fees. So annoying.

Kacey R. said...

Wow - I haven't seen this show but I will be on the look out for it, sounds very interesting!