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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.  

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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 23, 2019
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Generic promos for Reveal Weekly.

  • From: Reveal
  • Updated: Dec 16, 2015

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After the housing bust, a group of men profited by destroying the American dream of homeownership for hundreds of thousands of families. On Reveal,...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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In 1996, Eddie Wise, the son of a sharecropper, purchased a farm with a loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Twenty years later, the USDA ...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Genetic genealogy is a powerful crime solving tool that combines DNA science with family tree research. Where will it take us...a crime free world ...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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When President Trump tweets, the news cycle listens. Whether it’s the trade war, immigration police, vague threats of war or racist language, what ...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Advisory panels slashed -- environmental regulations rolled back. How the Trump Administration uses questionable science to justify its policies.

  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode comes to us from Marketplace’s wealth and poverty team and their show, The Uncertain Hour. In 1989, President George H. W. Bush did h...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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In a tweet last month, President Trump urged Israel to bar two Democratic Congresswomen from visiting that country. The women support a movement a...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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For the 2019 Fall fundraising season, here are three of our favorite Reveal stories from the past year.

Bought by WAMU, Rhythm & News Service, KSKA, WHQR, KJZZ and more


  • Added: Aug 26, 2019
  • Length: 46:28
  • Purchases: 26
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American soybean farmers call pigweed “Satan’s weed” because it’s so hard to get rid of. Many of them are excited about the herbicide dicamba, whic...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Four hundred years ago, English pirates brought enslaved Africans to America’s shores. We reflect on how the legacy of slavery has reverberated thr...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00