Compare & Contrast Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow

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1909: An interpreter for a French film company, attending the inauguration of President William Howard Taft, conceived the idea of presenting news events on film, which led to the practice of newsreels being shown in theaters across the world.

1975: The integrity of the news divisions was a source of competition for the three major television networks.

Today: There are specialized cable television channels for all sorts of special interests, including sports, weather, and local and national news.

1907: At the height of one of the strongest waves of immigration in American history, 1.2 million people came into the country, mostly from Europe. The years between 1900 and 1914 saw an average of a million people per year. The percent of the U.S. population that was foreign-born hit an all-time high of fifteen percent.

1975: Immigration, declining steadily since World War I, bottomed out at around five percent of the U.S. population...

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