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Panelist: Nic Minetor
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Lighting Director/Designer, Second Opinion

Nic Minetor is a professional lighting designer for theater, opera, dance, television, galleries, museums, and architectural installations.  He has served as lighting director for Second Opinion since its inception, and has lighted episodes of the PBS series Nova, television news, corporate broadcasts, and the feature film version of Samuel Beckett's Endgame for the Smithsonian Institution. He is the principal lighting designer for Eastman Opera Theatre, Mercury Opera, The National Technical Institute for the Deaf and the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY.  He also teaches lighting for film and video as an adjunct professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Nic's still photography can be seen in two FalconGuides books from The Globe Pequot Press: Acadia National Park: A Pocket Guide and Great Smoky Mountains National Park: A Pocket Guide (February 2008).

Nic is a panelist in this episode because he suffered a heart attack at 38 years old while shoveling snow, and underwent double bypass surgery.  In excellent health today-fifteen years later-Nic provides his insights about his experience as a cardiac patient. He lives in upstate New York with his wife, author Randi Minetor.

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