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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’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: Jul 25, 2022
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Generic promos for Reveal Weekly.

  • From: Reveal
  • Updated: May 31, 2020

Pieces

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Unless you’ve been caught up in the justice system, most Americans’ understanding of courts come from what you see on TV. In popular dramas like...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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With the presidential race in the homestretch, it seems like we hear talk about rigged elections and threats of cyberattacks just about every week....

  • Added: Oct 21, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, we’re revisiting California’s workers’ compensation program that covers 15 million workers across the state. If you get hurt on the job ...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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California’s workers’ compensation program covers 15 million workers across the state. If you get hurt on the job – fall off a ladder, for instance...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2016
  • Length: 58:58
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Wildfires are getting bigger, more expensive to fight and closer than ever to where people live. The consequences can be deadly. The next episode o...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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This presidential election is the first since the Supreme Court gutted historic voter rights protections. Reveal examines the impact of state laws ...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
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For the 2016 fall fundraising season, here are three of our favorite Reveal stories from this year.

Bought by KCRW, KUAT, KUNC & The Colorado Sound, KMXT, KZYX and more


  • Added: Sep 19, 2016
  • Length: 46:25
  • Purchases: 19
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Two years ago, the system that provides American veterans with health care was rocked by scandal when whistleblowers told the world that vets were ...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Powered by the internet, the sex trade is reaching into all corners of the country. Reveal takes us into hidden places – real and virtual – where p...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, Reveal revisits an hour with Mother Jones reporter Shane Bauer inside a private prison on lockdown. We take an unfiltered look at Americ...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2016
  • Length: 59:00