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Catching up!

Hi everyone!

Just got back to New York after celebrating my birthday (May 23rd) in Mexico then spending some time with family in my home state of Texas. It was a much-needed break!

Now back to work, editing another batch of brand new WWYD scenarios. The show will be back on ABC in just a couple of weeks!!!  We're on Friday nights again, starting June 23rd, 9pm, ET, 8 pm CT. You're going to be blown away by the reactions we get. We tackle all kinds of social issues from a "Meet the Parents" scenario where a girl's parents HATE her choice in boyfriend....to discrimination against Sikhs...to criticism of a white woman simply because she's adopted an African-America child....to the trauma faced by a Gay Hispanic young man coming out to his "macho" father. 

The show continues to amaze. Just when we think we're made great progress with all these social issues, our WWYD hidden cameras remind us that there is a lot of work to do in accepting others who are different from us. It also restores our father in humanity...at a time when we need that more than ever.

We're baaaack - after way too long. So, spread the word! Let's make What Would You Do? MUST WATCH TV!!!!

Leave comments - I'll try to get back to as many as possible.

- J.Q.

 

 

 

Flashback: Jane Goodall Profile

John Quiñones, Gombe National Park, Tanzania

John Quiñones, Gombe National Park, Tanzania

This story from the 90's came up in conversation the other day. I was working for ABC's Primetime Live and producer David Doss and I traveled to Tanzania in Africa for a profile of the incredible Jane Goodall!  It was one of the most memorable assignments of my journalism career. Fond memories of sitting around the campfire on the shores of Lake Tanganyika; Ms. Goodall regaling us with riveting stories of her 30 years of chimpanzee research in the jungle. I will never forget this story. My son Julian was able to find a copy and we've posted it here.  It looks like a VHS recording of the broadcast (low resolution) but it sure brings back fond memories!

Source: https://www.johnquinones.com/jane-goodall