PBS News Weekend

Season 4, Episode 49 of 99

On Saturday, NewsHour's Megan Thompson reports on Boston's CityScore initiative. While the city of Boston is already using data and analytics in many ways to improve how the city operates, Mayor Martin Walsh plans to take it further. Next month he will unveil CityScore, a project to roll many of the things the city measures, like crime, housing for veterans and Wi-fi availability into one single number intended to reflect the city's overall performance. The project, which experts say is among the first of its kind, aims to improve the delivery of services to its citizens. Also on Saturday, political activist, author, and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader can add "museum founder" to his biography. The American Museum of Tort Law, which recently opened in his hometown of Winsted, Connecticut, features exhibits on groundbreaking civil cases on auto safety, tobacco, asbestos, and many other issues. NewsHour's Phil Hirschkorn visited the museum to speak with Nader about his legacy and the how the American legal landscape has evolved.

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