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'Primary' let viewers see Wisconsin '60 up close

Fifty years certainly seems like a long time ago. You feel that watching "Primary," which is about an electoral contest in Wisconsin that ended on Tuesday, April 5, 1960. Yet, the groundbreaking 53-minute documentary has an intimacy that is often missing from political coverage today.

It was the first important production by Robert Drew, who is sometimes described as the father of cinema v