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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

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. 


  • 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  


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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.

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  • Updated: May 04, 2020
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  • From: Reveal
  • Updated: May 31, 2020


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Social distancing and handwashing are supposed to keep us safe from the coronavirus, but in immigrant detention centers, those measures are impossi...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Farmworkers, grocery store clerks and airline employees are on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis. But what’s being done to protect them?

  • Added: Apr 03, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Quarantines are supposed to contain the new coronavirus, but are the right people going into isolation, and are federal guidelines strong enough?

  • Added: Mar 30, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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As the new coronavirus spreads, an ER doctor in Seattle explains how he and other front-line physicians are learning to treat patients and keep the...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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As the new coronavirus spreads through the U.S., we chronicle how it came to California, with the voices of first responders, experts and passenger...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Oil rigs may soon be coming to the nation’s largest wildlife refuge. We find out what that could mean to the people who live there.

  • Added: Mar 02, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Unborn babies’ hearts are at risk as the Trump administration silences science and listens to chemical companies. Chemical companies have been tryi...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode originally was broadcast Sept. 14, 2019. It is the first of two shows where we are looking at how the Trump administration has turned ...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:58
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For the 2020 Spring fundraising season, here are three of our favorite Reveal stories from the past year.

Bought by WEKU, WVTF, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", Interlochen Public Radio, KANW and more

  • Added: Feb 10, 2020
  • Length: 45:00
  • Purchases: 20
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Delivering donated organs quickly to patients waiting for a transplant is a matter of life and death. Yet transportation errors are leading to dela...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2020
  • Length: 59:00