Slate:What's your next project?
Jacobson: Our new project is the war on terror, after 9/11.
Slate:And are you adapting another work?
Jacobson: No. We're adapting newspaper—basically newspaper stories.
Slate:Ah. A much vaster project.
Colón: Yes, it is. Poor Sidney.
Jacobson: Wait! Wait! Your turn will come.
Slate:Sid, when you were breaking down the commission report and trying to figure out which parts of it to include, what did you want to leave readers with?
Jacobson: Well, the important thing to me was their conclusions. We thought it was incredibly important to make this available in a more understandable package. Just the fact that so little has been done yet—to me, to both of us, it shows that not enough people have understood what was said.