Lightner has contributed knowledge, expertise and personal experience to virtually every newspaper and talk show across the nation and in other countries such as Great Britain, Brazil, Germany, France, Japan, Canada, Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. Her media includes, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News, 60 Minutes, Nightline, NBC News with Lester Holt, Vogue, The Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, Adweek, Ladies Home Journal, Mashable and the Huffington Post. She was featured in several documentaries, including The Twentieth Century Project, by the famous Oscar winning director Bob Zemeckis and Seeds of Resiliency featured on NPR. Time honored Ms. Lightner as one of "Seven Who Succeeded;" Esquire picked her as one of "America's New Leadership Class;" and Ladies Home Journal listed her as one of the "Top 100 Women in America. She was chosen by Life Magazine as one of "The Original Thinkers of the 80's" She was also the subject of an Emmy nominated T.V. movie, entitled Mothers Against Drunk Drivers: The Candy Lightner Story.
"All too often people don’t step up to an issue because they think that the individual can’t be heard. Candy Lightner got the job done. She has made America aware of the senseless waste and tragedy of drunk driving. We all owe her our thanks."
"Candy Lightner turned her personal tragedy into the leading effort to getting the laws changed and even tougher, getting the attitudes changed."