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Businessweek Partners with Netflix for Henry Paulson Documentary

It has been five years since Wall Street suffered its melt down, and Businessweek wants to celebrate. In an interesting way, of course. The magazine has partnered with Netflix to produce Hank: Five Years From the Brink, a documentary about former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

The film features Paulson explaining how and why he tried to get banks and the government to approve the bailouts, even though he didn’t completely agree with the move. Hank — produced and directed by Joe Berlinger — marks Businessweek’s first foray into film, and the debut product from Bloomberg Businessweek Films, a new division of the magazine.

“We’re honored to have Hank seen on such an innovative platform as Netflix, and incredibly fortunate to have been able to partner with the great Joe Berlinger on this documentary,” said Josh Tyrangiel, editor of Businessweek, in a statement.

Accompanying Hank is this week’s Businessweek, which will be entirely dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the financial collapse.

Hank debuts next Monday, September 16, on Netflix.

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Time Names Barack Obama ‘Person of the Year’

obama_cover.jpgColor us shocked. Time has tapped President-elect Barack Obama as their ‘Person of the Year.’ You may recall back at the luncheon last month held to discuss the matter there was some talk that the U.S. economy or the American consumer should get the nod, but really, who are we kidding. Says Time:

In one of the craziest elections in American history, he overcame a lack of experience, a funny name, two candidates who are political institutions and the racial divide to become the 44th President of the United States…He has come to dominate the public sphere so completely that it beggars belief to recall that half the people in America had never heard of him two years ago.

Yep, that sounds about right. In case you’re wondering Henry Paulson was the runner-up.