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11/26: Face The Nation

This week on "Face the Nation," host John Dickerson sits down with Robert Dallek, author of "Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life," Ron Chernow, author of "Grant," Nancy Koehn, author of "Forged in Crisis," and Mark Updegrove, author of "The Last Republicans" for a discussion about their works which examine leadership in times of crisis. Plus, Walter Isaacson discusses his new book "Leonardo da Vinci" which explores the life and work of the original renaissance man.


Rare da Vinci painting

"CBS This Morning" gets a rare, in-studio look at the last privately-owned painting by Leonardo da Vinci before it heads to auction. The portrait, "Salvator Mundi," was created about 500 years ago and thought to have been destroyed. It was long-mistaken as a copy because it was heavily painted over, but its restoration makes it one of about 15 known surviving paintings by the artist. Alan Wintermute, senior specialist at Christie's, discusses the history of the rare work.


Walter Isaacson on da Vinci book

Renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci is one of history's most creative geniuses and is behind two of the world's most famous paintings: "The Last Supper" and "Mona Lisa." Bestselling author Walter Isaacson has written biographies of people with great minds, like Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs. He joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his new biography about da Vinci, how his genius lies in his ability to connect art and science and what he has in common with Steve Jobs.

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