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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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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. elections seems to yield a new bombshell every week. Amid such hig...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Across the country, universities are being criticized over issues of money: from how they spend their endowments, to how they raise tuition, to how...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Across the country, criminals are arming themselves in unexpected ways. In Florida, they’re stealing guns from unlocked cars and gun stores. In oth...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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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: Nov 21, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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On this episode of Reveal, we look at #Pizzagate, the fake news story that inspired an act of domestic terrorism. This story takes us into the worl...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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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: Nov 09, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Remember the Panama Papers? It was a massive 2015 document leak that exposed a system in which offshore companies enable crime and corruption. The ...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Beyond the planned border wall and limits on new refugees, the federal government wants tighter restrictions on immigration to this country. On thi...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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On Reveal, we share how the government failed to stop the opioid epidemic. A Washington Post/60 Minutes partnership with Reveal tells the story of ...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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:30 and :15 generic promos for Reveal, with host Al Letson. :30 promo includes :06 outcue tail :15 promo includes :03 outcue tail

Bought by Georgia Public Broadcasting, Marfa Public Radio, Rhode Island Public Radio, and WUNC


  • Added: Oct 12, 2017
  • Length: :45
  • Purchases: 4
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants states to decide how federal education dollars are spent. This week, Reveal examines how states might spend t...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Desperate to reduce crowding in jails and prisons, court systems all over the country are trying diversion – alternatives to putting offenders behi...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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The number of women in U.S. prisons and jails has increased more than 700 percent since 1980. And for 25 years, Oklahoma has led the nation in lock...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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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 ...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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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
  • Length: 59:00
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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
  • Length: 59:00
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For the 2017 fall fundraising season, here are three of our favorite Reveal stories from this year.

Bought by WCPN, KJZZ, KPCC, Rhythm & News Service, KUOW and more


  • Added: Sep 01, 2017
  • Length: 47:17
  • Purchases: 29
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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
  • Length: 59:00
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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
  • Length: 59:00
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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
  • Length: 59:00