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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’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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** 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: Nov 03, 2021
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Generic promos for Reveal Weekly.

  • From: Reveal
  • Updated: May 31, 2020

Pieces

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Bitcoin uses enormous amounts of power, and it’s heating up the planet.

  • Added: Jun 29, 2022
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Getting organs to patients waiting for a transplant is a matter of life and death. Yet transportation errors are putting patients in danger.

  • Added: Jun 28, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Abortion will soon be illegal in many states. But the anti-abortion movement has more plans for restricting abortion, and while another religious m...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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An investigation into the 1998 murder of a New York abortion provider exposed a network of violent anti-abortion activists.

  • Added: Jun 16, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Baseball’s home run surge in the late ’90s and early 2000s was fueled by anabolic steroids. But fans didn’t want to hear the difficult truth about ...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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As climate change continues making wildfires worse, how do we learn to live with fire?

  • Added: Jun 03, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Gun-related deaths in the U.S. are at an all-time high. Why efforts to stop the violence fall short.

  • Added: May 26, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Guy Reffitt is the first person to stand trial for taking part in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. His son secretly recorded him and g...

  • Added: May 19, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Workers at Amazon were getting hurt on the job more than at other companies. Those records were under wraps – until our reporting uncovered them.

  • Added: May 11, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Anthony Gay was sentenced to seven years of prison on a parole violation, but ended up with 97 years added to his sentence. How does that happen?

  • Added: May 06, 2022
  • Length: 59:00