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Greenwich Says Cut To Reality Television Show

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GREENWICH, CT (WCBS 880) - The television show “What Would You Do?” is a bit like “Candid Camera,” but with a morality twist, and it isn’t welcome on one street in Greenwich.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau With The Story

Cast members approach an unsuspecting citizen on the street asking for help in what could be an uncomfortable situation.

“They’re being put on the spot and they’re observing certain things that may be not comfortable for them,” said Greenwich first selectman Peter Tesei.

The show has complied with a request from the town to relocate from the main drag, where there is a lot of shopping.

“Frankly, we don’t want to draw unnecessary attention to those stores who have been impacted by theft in the past,” Tesei told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

Tesei said one scene involved a cast member pretending to be drunk approaching an unsuspecting street stroller.

Greenwich has been the scene of many star sightings lately, such as Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep, who were in town for the filming of movies.

The television show airs on ABC and is branded as part of the network’s news division.

Have you seen the show? Do you think it crosses a line?

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