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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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Find out what's happened since we first told you about the discrimination certain temp workers face. In case you missed it: A blatant system of r...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2016
  • Length: 58:58
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Every day, invisible armies of men and women head to work, where they’re tasked with doing something that helps make our lives a little bit easier....

  • Added: Apr 07, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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In a collaboration with The Bureau of Investigative Journalism in the United Kingdom and KQED in California, this episode of Reveal tells the stori...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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You know those Planet Aid clothing donation boxes you see on the side of the road? Those clothes and over $100 million in U.S. grant money are supp...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Money in U.S. politics was once a straightforward thing, but we're now in the era of dark money. The dollars changing hands run well into the billi...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Texas is home to the Houston Ship Channel, one of the world’s busiest maritime waterways. Also in Houston, and along the Ship Channel, are refineri...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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America was built on the idea of protecting religious liberty. But what happens when religious groups take advantage of these special freedoms to m...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
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On this hour of Reveal, we take another look at three of our major investigations that explored energy production in the United States, and we’ll b...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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On this hour of Reveal, we take another look at three of our major investigations that explored energy production in the United States, and we’ll b...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Anyone who serves time for a federal crime will end up in what prison experts say is the best-run prison system in the country: the Federal Bureau ...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2016
  • Length: 59:00