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

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to create the first-ever federal school voucher-type program. Vouchers pay for K-12 tuition at private school...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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A bombing in rural Nevada you’ve probably never heard of. A plot to blow up a government building. These two cases are part of the trail award-winn...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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As smart devices become an ever-larger part of our lives, we look at how Facebook and other companies gather information about their users and turn...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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All 50 states have laws to protect high school athletes from concussions, but are they keeping kids safe? We follow a star quarterback in Oregon wh...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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The federal government is quietly expanding its use of “tender age” shelters to house infants, toddlers and other young asylum-seekers. One Phoenix...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Description: President Donald Trump says he doubts humans have much of a role in climate change. His administration has not only downplayed the sci...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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President Donald Trump has brought presidential pardons into the news by granting clemency to several controversial people, including Joe Arpaio, a...

  • Added: Jul 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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On a freezing January morning in 2014, a fire broke out in the cabin of a MH-53E Navy Sea Dragon helicopter on a training mission over the Atlantic...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Baltimore’s police department was already notorious. But last year (2018) eight former police officers were convicted on federal racketeering ch...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In the second part of Reveal’s series about hate, we look at how racism and white supremacy are institutionalized in America. We start with Revea...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:59