My C-SPAN taping and a memorable D.C. visit

I was thrilled to visit Washington D.C. last week for a couple of reasons — first, to help chaperone the St. Jerome School (Weymouth, MA) 8th grade trip (my wife is the school’s principal); and second, to record my appearance on C-SPAN’s weekly interview show, “Q&A,” hosted by Brian Lamb. Brian asked me to come on to discuss The Caning. Both the trip and the show were wonderful, and I’m indebted to Brian, as well as to C-SPAN producer Mark Farkus and the entire C-SPAN team for the graciousness and hospitality they showed to the students. The kids got to watch the taping in the Green Room and then headed into the studio for photos — and received special C-SPAN pens to remember their visit.