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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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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.

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  • Updated: Jul 23, 2019
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  • From: Reveal
  • Updated: Dec 16, 2015

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For the 2016 fall fundraising season, here are three of our favorite Reveal stories from this year.

Bought by KCRW, KUAT, KUNC & The Colorado Sound, KMXT, KZYX and more


  • Added: Sep 19, 2016
  • Length: 46:25
  • Purchases: 19
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Two years ago, the system that provides American veterans with health care was rocked by scandal when whistleblowers told the world that vets were ...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Powered by the internet, the sex trade is reaching into all corners of the country. Reveal takes us into hidden places – real and virtual – where p...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, Reveal revisits an hour with Mother Jones reporter Shane Bauer inside a private prison on lockdown. We take an unfiltered look at Americ...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Recently we got some big news: The Department of Justice will end its use of private prisons. This means that about a dozen prisons – that house ab...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Find out what's happened since we first took a look at two cats whose fates diverged. One, an invasive predator, is encouraged to thrive and hunt; ...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Reporter Tennessee Watson was sexually abused by her gymnastics coach when she was a kid. Over 25 years later, when she learned he still was coachi...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Zika virus already has spread swiftly across the island territory of Puerto Rico. And now, Miami is reporting the first cases of Zika in people inf...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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As the country enters the peak of storm season this summer, we want to return to an issue we first talked about earlier this year. What would happ...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, Reveal revisits an hour of stories dedicated to food. We take a look at the complicated networks of labor, trade and regulation that car...

Bought by WUNC


  • Added: Jul 23, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1