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MADNESS returns to PBS and NPR. Because, fun!

What do nerds do during March Madness? PBS vs. NPR Public Media Madness, that’s what! Your votes crown a new King or Queen of Public Media. Your epic trash talk makes it awesome.


How does it work?

Vote as often as you'd like during each round. Enjoy the delicious dramatic tension on Thursday, and be there as the winners are revealed and the next round begins on Friday!


PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Sherlock Holmes v. John Watson

Cast Your Vote:

Sherlock Holmes v.
John Watson

Sherlock Holmes,
Masterpiece: Sherlock

John Watson,
Masterpiece: Sherlock


PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Sherlock Holmes v. John Watson

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Audie Cornish v. Mo Rocca

Cast Your Vote:

Audie Cornish v.
Mo Rocca

Audie Cornish,
All Things Considered

Mo Rocca,
Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Audie Cornish v. Mo Rocca

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Mr. Carson v. Mr. Selfridge

Cast Your Vote:

Mr. Carson v.
Mr. Selfridge

Mr. Carson,
Masterpiece: Downton Abbey

Mr. Selfridge,
Masterpiece: Mr. Selfridge

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Mr. Carson v. Mr. Selfridge

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Robin Young v. Ophira Eisenberg

Cast Your Vote:

Robin Young v.
Ophira Eisenberg

Robin Young,
Here and Now

Ophira Eisenberg,
Ask Me Another

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Robin Young v. Ophira Eisenberg

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Kevin O'Connor v. Miss Rosa

Cast Your Vote:

Kevin O'Connor v.
Miss Rosa

Kevin O'Connor,
Ask This Old House

Miss Rosa,
PBS Kids: Miss Rosa

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Kevin O'Connor v. Miss Rosa

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, John Hockenberry v. Lakshmi Singh

Cast Your Vote:

John Hockenberry v.
Lakshmi Singh

John Hockenberry,
The Takeaway

Lakshmi Singh,
Latino USA

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, John Hockenberry v. Lakshmi Singh

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Victoria Frankenstein v. Mike Rugnetta

Cast Your Vote:

Victoria Frankenstein v.
Mike Rugnetta

Victoria Frankenstein,
Frankenstein M.D.

Mike Rugnetta,
Idea Channel

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Victoria Frankenstein v. Mike Rugnetta

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Guy Raz v. Glynn Washington

Cast Your Vote:

Guy Raz v.
Glynn Washington

Guy Raz,
TED Radio Hour

Glynn Washington,
Snap Judgement

PBS vs NPR March Madness, Guy Raz v. Glynn Washington

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Anthony Bourdain v. Christopher Kimball

Cast Your Vote:

Anthony Bourdain v.
Christopher Kimball

Anthony Bourdain,
The Mind of a Chef

Christopher Kimball,
America's Test Kitchen

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Anthony Bourdain v. Christopher Kimball

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Diane Rehm v. Sarah Koenig

Cast Your Vote:

Diane Rehm v.
Sarah Koenig

Diane Rehm,
The Diane Rehm Show

Sarah Koenig,
Serial & This American Life

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Diane Rehm v. Sarah Koenig

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Cookie Monster v. Alistair Cooke

Cast Your Vote:

Alistair Cookie v.
Alistair Cooke

Alistair Cookie,
Sesame Street

Alistair Cooke,
Masterpiece Theatre

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Cookie Monster v. Alistair Cooke

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Carl Kasell v. Susan Stamberg

Cast Your Vote:

Carl Kasell v.
Susan Stamberg

Carl Kasell,
Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!

Susan Stamberg,
All Things Considered

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Carl Kasell v. Susan Stamberg

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. v. Lamb Chop

Cast Your Vote:

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. v.
Lamb Chop

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.,
Finding Your Roots

Lamb Chop,
Lamb Chop's Play-Along

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. v. Lamb Chop

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Arun Rath v. Maria Hinojosa

Cast Your Vote:

Arun Rath v.
Maria Hinojosa

Arun Rath,
All Things Considered

Maria Hinojosa,
Latino USA

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Arun Rath v. Maria Hinojosa

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Gwen Ifill v. Mark Walberg

Cast Your Vote:

Gwen Ifill v.
Mark Walberg

Gwen Ifill, PBS NewsHour

Mark Walberg,
Antiques Roadshow

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Gwen Ifill v. Mark Walberg

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Click and Clack v. Renee Montagne

Cast Your Vote:

Click & Clack v.
Renee Montagne

Click & Clack, Car Talk

Renee Montagne,
Morning Edition

PBS vs. NPR March Madness, Click and Clack v. Renee Montagne




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