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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. 
Reveal is free to all stations regardless of PRX membership. Not sure how to use PRX? - drop us a line at prxhelp@prx.org.

Want to discuss carriage and scheduling? Contact stations 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 John Barth at john@prx.org or 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. Reveal is a FREE weekly show available to all public radio stations. SUBSCRIBE ON THE RIGHT. This is a FREE program with no carriage fees.

  • From: Reveal
  • Updated: Jun 14, 2016
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  • From: Reveal
  • Updated: Dec 16, 2015

Pieces

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As the investigation into foreign influence in the 2016 election heats up, we bring you a story of how fake news starts, snowballs and sometimes er...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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A controversial theory is swaying family court judges to award custody to parents accused of harming kids. We trace the origins of “parental aliena...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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This episode looks at parents forced to make an impossible decision. Our first story, a partnership with Type Investigations, focuses on parents wh...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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It’s been 10 years since the great housing bust and lending is back for some Americans, but not for others. In dozens of cities across the country,...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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We unravel how refugee families destined for Australia ended up stuck in an immigrant detention camp more than a thousand miles away on the tiny is...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In Oregon, the concussion protocols that were supposed to keep high school athletes safe end up falling short for a star quarterback.

  • Added: Feb 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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We examine the stories of two families separated in 2018 at the U.S.-Mexico border and how what happened to them matches up with what the governmen...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Investigators dig up an unidentified murder victim, 45 years after she was buried, in an attempt to give her back her name. The exhumation leads to...

  • Added: Jan 23, 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: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode was originally broadcast in May 2016. Back in 1971, a 22-year-old journalist named Robert Rosenthal got a call from his boss at The Ne...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00