Architect Maya Lin is best known for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., which she designed as a 21-year-old college student. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Lin about her recent work on display at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Continue reading
On Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, NewsHour reports on the plans for a Washington memorial honoring the civil rights leader. Darryl Matthews, president of the group that originated the idea for the memorial, and Bonnie Fisher, a partner from the firm designing the memorial, discuss the plans.
The U.S. military death toll reached 3,000 troops with the death of a soldier from Texas on the last day of 2006. After a statistical profile of those killed, the NewsHour looks at how families of the fallen are dealing with their losses. Continue reading