The Definitive History Of The West Wing: "if any of them had any idea that Breaking Bad was going to be as successful as it was they would've destroyed it. The same is true of The Sopranos. If they thought it was going to be successful, they never would've met Gandolfini. And if Aaron had allowed his show to have the conventional network interference it would've been a disaster. They read the pilot and, if you remember, the Cuban refugees were on boats and Sam and I are trying to figure out whether we let them land in Florida or send them back. The note from NBC was, "We need to get Sam and Josh in the water.""
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