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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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** 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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300 Pieces

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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Billey Joe Johnson, Jr. was a high school football star headed for the big time. Then, early one morning in 2008, the Black teenager died during a ...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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By law, domestic abusers are banned from owning guns. But too often, those laws aren’t enforced, and the consequences can be deadly.

  • Added: Oct 07, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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The future of warfare is being shaped by computer algorithms that are assuming ever-greater control over battlefield technology. Will this give mac...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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The organization has been admired for decades for bringing desperately needed medical care to crises around the globe. But now it’s grappling with ...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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On a vast plantation in the Dominican Republic, Haitian migrants still use machetes to harvest sugarcane that’s exported to the U.S. The workers ar...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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On 9/11, the U.S. swore to “never forget.” But who gets remembered? We hear voices from around the world, where the aftermath of 9/11 is acutely fe...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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As climate change continues making wildfires worse, how do we learn to live with fire?

  • Added: Sep 02, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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A murder conviction sent Myon Burrell to prison for life when he was a teenager. An investigative reporter dug into what seemed a hopeless case. Wh...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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As the Taliban take over Kabul, an Afghan poet, a journalist fielding desperate phone calls, and an American veteran reflect on the past and future...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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For the 2021 Fall fundraising season, here are three of our favorite Reveal stories from the past year.

Bought by KJZZ, Yellowstone Public Radio, WAMU, WDET Detroit Public Radio, KANW and more


  • Added: Aug 13, 2021
  • Length: 44:59
  • Purchases: 17