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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.

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 Subauto.

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

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A few weeks ago, Reveal host Al Letson jumped in to protect someone who was being attacked by counter-protesters in Berkeley, California. We found ...

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In just a few days, Germans will go to the polls to vote for a new government in an election that feels strangely familiar. For decades, Germany’s ...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
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In cities across America, black men are on the run. On April 4, 2015, in South Carolina, Walter Scott was killed while running away from a police o...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2017
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For the 2017 fall fundraising season, here are three of our favorite Reveal stories from this year.

Bought by WNYC, Hawaii Public Radio, WCMU, WNPR, KHSU and more


  • Added: Sep 01, 2017
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  • Purchases: 15
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Harvey brought unprecedented rain and destruction to Houston Texas, and it will likely take years for the city to recover. In the aftermath of the ...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2017
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How much is President Donald Trump worth? And is he or anyone in his administration profiting from their positions? Reveal is teaming up with the C...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2017
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In the wake of the protests by neo-Nazis and white supremacists that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump has come un...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2017
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Investigators dig up an unidentified murder victim, 45 years after she was buried, in an attempt to give her back her name. The exhumation leads to...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2017
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President Donald Trump has promised to withdraw federal money from places that do not help immigration agents find and deport people living illegal...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
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In Texas, women with limited access to abortions are traveling across the border to find a drug that will induce miscarriages. In Mississippi, anti...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2017
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The U.S. Navy spends tens of billions of dollars each year building and repairing ships. But how safe are the shipyards where that work is done? Re...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2017
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In Texas, the foster care system is failing the vulnerable children it’s meant to protect, leaving them without a safe place to live. Many end up o...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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In 2015 French radio reporter Raphael Krafft was covering the refugee crisis. Then one day, one refugee asked for his help. Raphael followed his mo...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2017
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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: Jun 29, 2017
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President Donald Trump has used the threat of foreign-born terrorists to justify his travel ban – but since 9/11, nearly every terrorist attack in ...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
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Last fall, Reveal reporters found that wildfires were spreading to new parts of the country, and to more densely populated areas. Now, we revisit t...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2017
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America's housing bust created both winners and losers – and homeowners have been the biggest losers. Last year, the rate of homeownership in the U...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
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The world’s first "test tube baby" turns 40 next year. As she’s grown up, so has the medical specialty that produced her: in vitro fertilization. I...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
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Federal law requires colleges and universities to report sexual assaults on campus. But that’s not true for kindergarten through 12th grade – and t...

  • Added: May 25, 2017
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The government's back in business with private prisons. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reversed the Obama-era decision to phase out federal use...

  • Added: May 17, 2017
  • Length: 59:00