Candace C. Crandall

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Candace Carolyn Crandall graduated "with distinction" from George Mason University [1] in 1984 with a degree in English, writing and editing concentration. [2] She was briefly a sports reporter for the Star-News chain of suburban newspapers in Southern California and over the course of some 20 years has published more than 200 by-lined articles and editorials on scientific research, health risks, environmental policy, business issues and, most recently, Social Security reform. These have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, San Diego Union-Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Washington Times, Orange County Register, First Things, Human Life Review, Capitalism magazine, Northern Virginian magazine, and publications of the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services, among others. Her article "The Fetus Beat Us" is cited in Judge Robert Bork's book Slouching Towards Gomorrah.

From 1984 to late 1986, Crandall worked as Public Information Officer at George Mason University. From June 1987 to June 1990, she was at the Washington, DC-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), an $18 million a year defense and foreign policy think tank founded at Georgetown University, first as Press Relations Director and then as Director of Communications. While at CSIS, she brought CSIS visibility in the print and broadcast media up 450 percent to just over 6,000 mentions a year, including some 1500 radio/TV interviews on Nightline, MacNeil-Lehrer, CNN, National Public Radio, network news, and other programs. Published op-eds by CSIS policy analysts increased from 400 to 1100 per year.

From May 1990 to February 2001 she was married to physicist S. Fred Singer and helped to publicize Singer's Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP). Prior to 1990, Singer and Crandall had coauthored articles expressing skepticism; for example, "Assessing the threat to the Ozone" in the July 1987 edition of Consumers' Research [3] [4] and the article "Assessing Stratospheric Ozone" published in September 1987 by the UC and Washington Times linked magazine The World and I

"Each chlorine atom, according to this widely publicized theory, set off a chain reaction that would destroy thousands of ozone molecules over a seventy-to one-hundred-year period.

Though theoretically likely, this reaction has yet to be verified as actually occurring in the ozone layer. But in 1974, concern was such that environmentalists were able to mount an effective boycott of products sold in aerosol cans." [5]

Crandall wrote a letter to the editor, as Editorial Director of the Washington Institute, about mandatory HIV testing for doctors which was published in the Wall Street Journal on August 16, 1991. [6] [7] She also published in the Wall Street Journal "Legal, But Not Safe," an op-ed on abortion malpractice, on July 31, 1996. This was a condensed version of a piece by the same title published in the Summer 1996 issue of The Women's Quarterly, a journal published by the Independent Women's Forum in Washington, DC.

In an article called 'Scientists Ripped As Alarmists in Ecology Warning' by M. Schunkmann published on November 21, 1992 by the St. Louis Post, Crandall was quoted as being the executive director of SEPP. [8]

Tom Hockaday (vice president APCO & Associates) wrote in a fax on March 2, 1993 to Lance Pressl (Philip Morris) that....

"Candace Crandall -- Executive Vice President of the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP). She has published extensively on junk science issues in the past. Crandall was the Director of Communications for the Center for Strategic and International Studies before joining SEPP. The primary focus of SEPP is to document the use of scientific data in the development of federal environmental policy. SEPP is an independent, non-profit research group that relies on private funding. It will co-sponsor a conference with George Mason University in May on scientific integrity in the political process. Crandall has arranged for a number of prominent scientists to be participants, including Dr. Bernard Davis of Harvard University and Sir William Mitchell of Oxford University. Crandall is Dr. Fred Singer's wife." [9] [10] That conference was on May 24 & 25, 1993. [11] (see SEPP)

Crandall and S. Fred Singer separated in August 1999, at which time her involvement with Singer's SEPP ceased. They divorced in February 2000. In January 2000 she became an Associate Producer of the weekly Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) politics and public policy television talk show 'Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg', which is a production of BJW, Inc. in association with New River Media. (see also Ben J. Wattenberg)

Over four years, she produced more than 60 half-hour programs, including interviews with scientist Paul Ehrlich (author of The Population Bomb),former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, defense policy adviser Richard Perle, historians Jay Winik (April 1865) and Adam Nicolson (God’s Secretaries), biographers Ron Chernow (Alexander Hamilton) and H.W. Brands (Woodrow Wilson), broadcast journalist Marvin Kalb, columnists Charles Krauthammer, Christopher Hitchens, Andrew Sullivan, Michael Barone, and others. Crandall earned a 2003 Telly Award for the two-part episode "Irving Berlin’s America," and was promoted from Associate Producer to Series Producer in January 2004. [12] [13]

She has also been, since February 2000, an Adjunct Fellow at The National Center for Public Policy Research. Her most recent op-ed, on the impact on working women of Social Security reform, appeared in the premiere issue (June 2005) of American Businesswoman magazine.

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