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Designer, Sculptor, and Architect Maya Lin.

Designer, sculptor, architect Maya Lin. She was a 21 year-old undergraduate student when her design was selected for the Vietnam War Memorial. Her works are known for their ability to elicit powerful emotions. Lin also designed the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, and the "Women's Table" at Yale ( which dealt with the history of female students at Yale, which was mostly all-male for 300 years.) Most recently Lin designed "The Wave Field" in memory of Francois-Xavier Bagnoud, pilot, aeronautical engineer and humanitarian. Lin is the subject of an academy award winning documentary, "Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision."


Other segments from the episode on November 2, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 2, 1995: Interview with Jason Robards; Commentary on Chicago and rock and roll; Interview with Maya Lin; Review of Barry Unsworth's novel "Morality Play."


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