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"Masters of Sex" Touted on Manhattan Bus During CNBC's Squawk Box. Many thanks to Andrew Ross Sorkin For His Showtime Subliminal Message?

In the first 5 seconds of this Squawk Box video, CNBC host Andrew Ross Sorkin presides over a subliminal message promoting Showtime's "Masters of Sex." No kidding! 

As Sorkin talks to Jim Cramer, we see a Manhattan transit bus roll by with a big ad forMasters of Sexemblazoned on its side. You can see it through the window behind Sorkin.
I was watching this morning and couldn't believe my eyes. I had just enjoyed Episode 2 of "Masters" last night. Could I still be dreaming?
Anyway, I thought it was very nice of Sorkin to promote "Masters" on the same Showtime network that will be showing his new drama series called "Billions" next year.
Imho, it was a great moment of TV synergy, lol!

Humor and Wit as Political Weapons for Winston Churchill and John F. Kennedy

Editor's Note: This excerpt is adapted from When Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys by Thomas Maier. The paperback is being published this October. Humor, wit, and exquisite timing were all effective political weapons for British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President John F. Kennedy throughout their dazzling twentieth-century careers. At the 1958 Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, for instance, presidential hopeful JFK deftly used humor to defuse his multimillionaire father’s reputation as the campaign’s hidden hand. “I just received the following wire from my generous daddy – ‘Dear Jack, Don’t buy a single vote more than is necessary,’” Jack kidded, as the crowd laughed along. “I’ll be damned if I’m going to pay for a landslide!” Without a hint of rancor or rivalry, Jack even teased about his father’s contentious time as U.S. ambassador in Great Britain. “On this matter of experience, I had announced earlier this year that if successful I would not consider cam…