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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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In the 1990s, a Black doctor said he may have found a cure for AIDS – but federal regulators insisted it didn’t work. What was its true potential? ...

  • Added: Jan 25, 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.

  • Added: Jan 17, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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The U.S. has promised to move away from fossil fuels, but the natural gas industry is booming.

  • Added: Jan 05, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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As the threat of criminal charges looms over Donald Trump, a look into the case against the first insurrectionist to be prosecuted.

  • Added: Dec 22, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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As COVID has now claimed more than one million lives in the United States, we follow a rookie doctor who graduated at the height of the pandemic.

  • Added: Dec 21, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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A Philadelphia homicide detective on the rise abused his power in bizarre and extreme ways. How did he get away with it for so long?

  • Added: Dec 16, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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In the decade since George Zimmerman killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida, stand your ground laws have expanded across the nation. And with...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2022
  • 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: Dec 01, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Who is shipping out all those holiday season packages? As Amazon has made huge profits, their worker injury rates are higher than other companies.

  • Added: Nov 23, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Americans are still fighting over who won the 2020 election, and many people expected the midterms to create more chaos. But mostly they didn’t. Why?

  • Added: Nov 18, 2022
  • Length: 59:00