ABC News’ Quinones to Speak at BCC

September 21, 2012
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LINCROFT – Brookdale Community College Student Life opens the Fall Lecture Series on Thurs­day, Sept. 27, in the Collins Arena with ABC’s John Quinones; What Would You Do?

Quinones is an Emmy Award winning journalist. He currently works on ABC’s Primetime. During his 25 years at ABC News, Quinones has also served as a correspondent for the network’s 20/20 news magazine.

Quinones’ recent work includes a series of reports also titled “What Would You Do?” In these reports, which test human nature through a hidden camera, actors present controversial scenarios to elicit responses from unsuspecting bystanders. Scenarios have focused on interracial couples, challenges facing gays and lesbians, elder abuse and more.

Among Quinones’ reporting is extensive coverage of a religious sect in northern Arizona that forces its young female members to take part in polygamous marriages. He has gone undercover with a hidden camera to reveal how clinics were performing unnecessary surgical procedures as part of a major nationwide insurance scam.

Quinones has followed along with a group of would-be Mexican immigrants as they attempted to cross into the United States. The seven-time Emmy Award winner also traveled to Israel for a CINE award-winning report about suicide bombers.

The presentation is free for Brookdale students with a valid ID, staff and faculty and $5 for the community. All attendees require a ticket, available at the Lincroft main campus Student Life desk in the Warner Student Life Center. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays trough Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. Parking is closest in lot 7.

The Lincroft main campus is located at 765 Newman Springs Road.

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The next Student Life-sponsored lectures will be Oct. 9 by Zach Wahls, “What Makes a Family” and Oct. 16, for Matt Roloff, from the television show Little People, Big World, who will speak about his testimony on same-sex marriage.

For more details, contact the Student Life information desk at 732-224-2500.

Additional event calendar information is available at

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