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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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6 Pieces

Reveal’s American Rehab exposes how a treatment for drug addiction has turned tens of thousands of people into an unpaid shadow workforce.

  • From: Reveal
  • Updated: Oct 16, 2020
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2 Pieces

** 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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For decades, work based rehabs have spread across the country. No one knows how many are out there, so we counted them ourselves.

Bought by KALW, WGHC-LP 98.3 FM Chicago, WLRH, WKMS, WLPR and more


  • Added: Nov 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 9
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One man’s journey into Cenikor leads to almost two years of hard labor. The program will change him. But can it help Chris Koon with his addiction?

Bought by KALW, WGHC-LP 98.3 FM Chicago, WLRH, WKMS, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and more


  • Added: Nov 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 10
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Cenikor rises from the ashes, thanks to an inventor of NFL football pads and an endorsement from an American president. Then we go to the bayous of...

Bought by KALW, WGHC-LP 98.3 FM Chicago, WLRH, WKMS, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and more


  • Added: Nov 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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He’s a liar, a killer and a wannabe country singer. Luke Austin creates Cenikor in the image of a cult. But graft and violence nearly destroy it.

Bought by KALW, WGHC-LP 98.3 FM Chicago, WLRH, WKMS, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and more


  • Added: Nov 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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After amassing a small fortune, Synanon turns from a revolutionary rehab into a violent cult with mass sterilizations and a rattlesnake in a mailbox.

Bought by KRPS, KALW, KCPW Salt Lake City, WGHC-LP 98.3 FM Chicago, WLRH and more


  • Added: Nov 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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The first episode of Reveal’s investigative series, American Rehab, exposes a treatment for drug addiction that turns tens of thousands of people a...

Bought by WGHC-LP 98.3 FM Chicago, KRPS, WLRH, KALW, WKMS and more


  • Added: Nov 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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Where does America go from here? We talk with an asylum-seeking family, Georgia women on abortion and West Virginians on the impact of Black Lives ...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Reveal host Al Letson talks to a first time voter, whose struggles reflect the divisions facing this country after an historic election. Unborn ba...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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After amassing a small fortune, Synanon turns from a revolutionary rehab into a violent cult with mass sterilizations and a rattlesnake in a mailbox.

  • Added: Nov 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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He’s a liar, a killer, and a wannabe country singer. Luke Austin creates Cenikor in the image of a cult. But graft and violence nearly destroy it.

  • Added: Nov 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00