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Maytag Repairman Hopeful Tells All

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Maytag Repairman Hopeful Tells All

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Maytag Repairman Hopeful Tells All

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Alan Heavens, a real-estate writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer, recently auditioned to play the role of the Maytag repairman. Initially, he resisted. Now he's an expert in delivering the line "Tell me about it."

Heavens talks to Scott Simon about his valiant effort, and ultimate failure, to take his place in commercial history.