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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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Evergreen episodes for Reveal Weekly

  • From: Reveal
  • Updated: Oct 10, 2023
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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: Oct 05, 2023
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Generic promos for Reveal Weekly.

  • From: Reveal
  • Updated: May 31, 2020

Pieces

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How the country’s biggest psychiatric hospital chain is profiting off kids trapped in a broken child welfare system.

  • Added: Oct 19, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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A young mom with a daughter to support puts up with her boss’s crude behavior, until one night she says he goes too far. She goes to the police – b...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Many schools teach reading using an approach that can actually make it harder for kids to learn. Kids are taught to use strategies like “look at th...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Companies across the South profited off the forced labor of people in prison after the Civil War – a racist system known as convict leasing.

Bought by WBHM, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, WNYC, WUFT, Northwest Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Oct 05, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Secret undercover recordings reveal an FBI operation to infiltrate Denver’s racial justice protests in 2020. Reveal partners with the podcast Alpha...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Around the world, governments are spying on journalists with hacking software originally designed to capture criminals.

  • Added: Sep 21, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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For the 2023 Fall fundraising season, Reveal presents three stories that took us beyond the news headlines of the year.

Bought by WCMU Michigan, KJZZ, KFCF FM, Connecticut Public (WNPR), WPSU and more


  • Added: Sep 15, 2023
  • Length: 45:51
  • Purchases: 11
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New revelations cast doubt on the official story that Billey Joe Johnson accidentally killed himself.

  • Added: Sep 11, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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There have long been concerns about the quality of investigations into suspicious deaths of young Black men in the state, especially when police ar...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Billey Joe Johnson was a Black boy dating a White girl. That made the story behind his death even more complicated.

  • Added: Aug 28, 2023
  • Length: 59:00