“A Piece of the Game” Wins Back-to-Back Emmys

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The TV Show About Sports Memorabilia is Awarded for Outstanding Achievement for Sports Programs

The stories make the show a success. We owe this Emmy win to ‘A Piece of the Game’ fans.

“A Piece of the Game,” the TV show about sports memorabilia, wins an Emmy award for Outstanding Achievement for Sports Programs - Program Series for the second consecutive year. The show captures fan fascination with sports memorabilia items that connect to legendary sports moments and personalities. The Emmy was awarded to Executive Producers Don DuPree and Jamie Liszka, Director/Producer John Komnenich, Producer Rob Steinmetz, Producer/Editor Jan Muller, and Host David Kaplan.

DuPree thanks his great team on the show and Allstate for its partnership and support from the get-go. "Beginning day one, Allstate, Lisa Cochrane, Jamie Liszka and the Allstate agents have been terrific. To have the most trusted name in insurance, ‘The Good Hands People,’ with us has made it all possible."

The show has experienced rapid growth and interest since the pilot debuted in March 2013. “We’re excited ‘A Piece of the Game’ was just picked up in Canada on TSN on all five national channels,” said DuPree. “Plus, the show has some exciting new ways to connect with viewers via social media where anyone can send in their videos, tell us ‘whaddayagot’ and have the chance to be on the show."

Executive producer of “A Piece of the Game,” Jamie Liszka, says it’s not just about the “whaddayagots.” “The items are neat,” said Liszka. “But often it’s the story about how the owner came into possession of the item and what the item means to the owner that is really moving. The stories make the show a success. We owe this Emmy win to ‘A Piece of the Game’ fans.”

About A Piece of the Game

“A Piece of the Game” is the passion project of veteran Chicago producer Don DuPree, who directed and produced Siskel & Ebert for 20 years. The show features people presenting and sharing the stories behind their sports memorabilia (their “whaddayagots” as they are referred to on the show). Guests also find out what their memorabilia items are worth. “A Piece of the Game” airs in the U.S. on Fox Sports and Comcast SportsNet, reaching nearly 65 million homes. Visit apieceofthegame.tv to find out where to watch and how to participate. Stay up to date with “A Piece of the Game” on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and join the conversation with #whaddayagot.

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