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TCM has the opportunity to create introductions for many of these vintage films to help contemporary viewers understand the impact of racism in subtle and obvious ways on the manner in which the movies were made. The other night TCM screen a film featuring Benny Goodman's band. Goodman was a pioneer in integrating his big band yet the band in the film "Sweet and Low Down" was entirely white. It would be interesting to learn how that came to be. What is a studio decision?