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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. 

Over 300 stations are carring the show every month. Reveal will expand to a free weekly schedule starting January 9, 2016

Reveal is free to all stations regardless of PRX membership. Not sure how to use PRX? - drop us a line at prxhelp@prx.org.

Want to discuss carriage and scheduling? Contact John Barth at john@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.

Format:

  • Reveal is 59 minutes long
  • Newshole
  • Two floating 1:00 breaks

Monthly schedule:

Reveal will continue to air monthly through December, 2015. 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. The AIR WINDOWs through the rest of the year are:

  • October 3 - Nov. 6, 2015
  • November 7 - Dec. 4, 2015
  • December 5 - Jan. 8, 2016

Reveal will launch WEEKLY on January 9, 2016. It will be available via PRX's Subauto.

Questions, comments, concerns?

Contact John Barth at john@prx.org or Sean Nesbitt at sean.nesbitt@prx.org.  

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On this episode of Reveal, we explore the backstory of Donald Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon. Plus, just in time for the holidays, we take ...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2016
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For the past two years, Reveal reporter Trey Bundy has been uncovering how the Jehovah’s Witnesses hide sexual abuse in their congregations – in fa...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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If you can’t afford a lawyer, one will be appointed to you – that’s how it’s supposed to work. But in New Orleans, the lawyer in charge of represen...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, Reveal's bringing you an episode we first aired this summer. With Republicans in full control of the Federal government, there’s a good ...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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In this hour of Reveal, we’re going to revisit an Oscar-winning movie about The Boston Globe’s investigative team that exposed the Catholic Church ...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Oscar season is upon us, and one of the best picture nominees is a film that hits pretty close to home for us here at Reveal: “Spotlight.” In case ...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
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It’s over. One of the longest, craziest and most lurid elections in memory is, thankfully, over. So, now that the ballots have been cast, what were...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Au pair is a French term meaning “on par with,” a relationship of equals. Every year, thousands of young people travel to the United States as au p...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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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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A Russian journalist is murdered in St. Petersburg – not for what he’s reported, but for being gay. Reveal exposes what it's really like to be gay ...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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For the 2016 fall fundraising season, here are three of our favorite Reveal stories from this year.

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2016
  • Length: 46:25
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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
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Recently we got some big news: The Department of Justice will end its use of private prisons. This means that about a dozen prisons – that house ab...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2016
  • Length: 59:00