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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

Pieces

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Picture an American farmer. Chances are, the farmer you’re imagining is white – more than 9 out of 10 American farmers today are. But historically,...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Last time we did a show about U.S. immigration policies, listeners texted us with hundreds of questions. This week we answer your questions about i...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Some police departments are embracing a set of tactics designed to reduce the use of force – and prevent police shootings. Rather than rushing in a...

  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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African migrants fleeing persecution or seeking opportunity often end up in Libya, where they are tortured and trafficked. Many try to escape to Eu...

  • Added: May 17, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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In 2014, WBEZ Chicago reporter Linda Lutton followed a class of fourth-graders at William Penn Elementary School on Chicago’s West Side. She wanted...

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Reveal digs deep – and gets results. This week’s episode shines a light on three recent investigations. By mining data from 31 million records, w...

  • Added: May 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Across the country, universities are being criticized over issues of money: from how they spend their endowments, to how they raise tuition, to how...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Has President Donald Trump inspired the people committing hate crimes and other hate threats across the country? There’s been a lot of conversatio...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Tech companies in Silicon Valley are under the microscope for not living up to their idealistic pledges to save the world. On this week’s episode o...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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In 2016, the Justice Department alleged that Malaysian officials stole billions of dollars from their people and funneled some of it through the Un...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2018
  • Length: 58:59