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Reveal. There's more to the story...

Reveal is the Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism program for public radio.

We’ve heard the news, but we want to know what really happened.

That’s what Reveal is all about: finding out what’s going on behind the scenes, hidden from public view.

Produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Reveal presents original work from CIR's team along with various partners: stations, producers, web sites, journalism centers and reporters from around the world. 

Want to discuss carriage and scheduling? Contact station services at memberhsips@prx.org.

Reveal - the show so far: 

Reveal launched with three hour-long pilots in 2013 and 2014, tackling multiple investigative stories, winning a Peabody Award and leading to real impact. Hundreds of stations aired the programs. Missed them? Listen to them below.

CIR and PRX created the program because stations told us they wanted a regular investigative presence in public radio. Listeners are showing a hunger for deeper journalism with meaningful impact. 

Reveal will showcase the best investigative reporting together in one regular, national broadcast. 

Reveal is based on a collaborative production model: many of the stories come from CIR’s award-winning newsroom, but excellent stories come from many investigative efforts. The pilots featured work from the Center for Public Integrity and public radio stations including WNYC, Chicago Public Radio, Michigan Radio, KQED and others. The pilots also included collaborations with the PBS NewsHour, various print outlets and websites to extend the reach of their featured stories. CIR and PRX are in conversation with dozens of other news outlets and public radio stations to feature their stories on Reveal.

Reveal is more than a radio program. It also produces stand-alone digital assets - from accompanying text stories, to data interactives, video, animations, and more - offered to stations for their audiences to engage with any time. Plus a Reveal podcast is in production for 2015.

Reveal won a 2014 Peabody award for CIR’s original investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs’ role in over-prescribing opioid drugs to returning Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. The story put pressure on the VA and, as a result, the federal agency has reformed some of its most egregious prescription practices.

Al Letson, the recipient of multiple journalism awards for his original series, State of the Re:Union, is the host of Reveal. Al’s engaging storytelling style and straight-on questioning will be hallmarks of Reveal.

Please visit us here for additional subscription and program information. 

Format:

  • Reveal is 59 minutes long
  • Newshole
  • Two floating 1:00 breaks

Reveal launched WEEKLY on January 9, 2016. It is available via PRX's automated delivery service.

Weekly schedule:

We will not permit cherry picking or bundling of programs because of the timelines of the investigations. Program audio arrives the Thursday before the air window opens, which is always a Saturday. 

Questions, comments, concerns?

Contact Sean Nesbitt at sean.nesbitt@prx.org.  

Series

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** Special Reveal episodes free to all PRX stations ** Reveal. There's more to the story... Reveal is the Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism program for public radio from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.

  • From: Reveal
  • Updated: Nov 21, 2019
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Reveal. There's more to the story... Reveal is the Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism program for public radio from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.

  • From: Reveal
  • Updated: May 04, 2020
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Generic promos for Reveal Weekly.

  • From: Reveal
  • Updated: May 31, 2020

Pieces

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Chapter 3 follows Synanon as the visionary rehab inspires a generation of spin off programs and then spirals into its own paranoid nightmare.

  • Added: Jul 01, 2020
  • Length: :00
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The first episode of Reveal’s new investigative series, American Rehab, exposes a treatment for drug addiction that’s turned tens of thousands of p...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2020
  • Length: 58:44
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With right-wing extremist attacks on the rise, Reveal teams up with Type Investigations to track domestic terror during the Trump presidency.

  • Added: Jun 25, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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Despite revelations of clergy sex abuse and promises of transparency, a prominent Jesuit university does little to punish priests who cross the line.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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The federal government’s failure to manage the pandemic shifted the burden to local officials. We look at state responses in California and Florida.

  • Added: Jun 12, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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As Americans take to the streets, we hear from the person prosecuting the police officers and remember the history of policing in black communities.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Online learning works only if you can get online. We explore why tens of thousands of families are caught on the wrong side of the digital divide.

  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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As racial disparities in health come into the spotlight amid COVID-19, we explore how the legacy of racism affects maternal health in the U.S.

  • Added: May 21, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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After the housing bust, these men destroyed the American dream of homeownership. Learn how they did it and what that means for our economy now.

  • Added: May 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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At a time when America is relying on health care workers more than ever, we look at why there’s not enough protective gear to keep them safe.

  • Added: May 08, 2020
  • Length: 59:00