More to the Story: Redlining, Wildfires and Trump's Mansion

May 4, 2018

Reveal digs deep – and gets results. This week’s episode shines a light on three recent investigations. By mining data from 31 million records, we discovered a pattern of routine mortgage loan denials to applicants of color in more than 60 U.S. metropolitan areas. Our story led to attorneys generals’ investigations and lawmakers’ demands for accountability at the federal, state and city levels. While many people of color have trouble getting mortgages, we investigate how one prominent American managed to own a high-end property for no money down. Reveal zeroes in on the zero-dollar handover of a $10 million Beverly Hills mansion to none other than Donald Trump during his stint hosting NBC’s reality show “The Apprentice.” Next, we revisit our investigation with our partners at KQED into California’s deadliest wildfires to determine what’s being done to ensure that emergency response failures are not repeated as the next wildfire season approaches.