A Promised Land

If you would like to see and read an educated person speak his truth and hide nothing in the process, this is the book to purchase. It is refreshing to read something a book from a Great President of this time. With all the drama and racism his’ family had to deal with in the WH, shows how mature they truly are. He still managed to be a kind spirit to anyone and everyone he has met, so far. Compared to the people who have turned it into a Fun House, full of clowns. This book is very enlightening to his’ life and to his’ journey. So, thank you Mr. President for all of you and Ms. First Lady hard work! Keep up the good work, Mr. Obama. God bless you and your lovely family!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely a great read!!!
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1 A Promised Land by Barack Obama – Trailer

14 nov. 2020

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy

In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency-a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.

Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office.

Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune’s Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden.

A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective-the story of one man’s bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of “hope and change,” and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making. He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible.

This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama’s conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.

BARACK OBAMA was the 44th president of the United States, elected in November 2008 and holding office for two terms. He is the author of two previous New York Times bestselling books, Deams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope, and the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. He lives is Washington, D.C., with his wife, Michelle. They have to daughters, Malia and Sasha.    Obamabook.com

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1 Barack Obama: The 2020 60 Minutes interview


16 nov. 2020

The former president shares the advice he would give President Trump, his thoughts on the killing of George Floyd, and what’s behind the divisions in Washington and across the U.S. Scott Pelley reports. https://cbsn.ws/3kyvQRG

60 Minutes, the most successful American television broadcast in history, began its 52nd season in September. Offering hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews, feature segments and profiles of people in the news, the broadcast began in 1968 is still a hit in 2020. 60 Minutes makes Nielsen’s weekly Top 10 nearly every week and was the #1 weekly television broadcast three times last season.

The program still averages more than 10 million viewers, more than double the audience of its nearest network news magazine competitor. The average audience for a 60 Minutes broadcast is 150% higher than those of the network morning news programs; the audience dwarfs the number of viewers drawn by the most popular cable news programs.

About a million more people listen to the 60 Minutes radio simulcast in several major cities and on its companion podcast. Tens of thousands each week experience 60 Minutes online. The broadcast’s segments can be watched at 60Minutes.com and on the CBS All Access app. Its webcast, 60MinutesOvertime.com, offers content originally produced for the web, including behind-the-scenes video about the production of 60 Minutes stories and timely archival segments.

60 Minutes has won every major broadcast award. Its 25 Peabody and 150 Emmy awards are the most won by any single news program. It has also won 20 duPont-Columbia University journalism awards. Other distinguished journalism honors won multiple times include the George Polk, RTDNA Edward R. Murrow, Investigative Reporters and Editors, RFK Journalism, Sigma Delta Chi and Gerald Loeb awards.

60 Minutes premiered on CBS September 24, 1968. Bill Owens is the program’s executive producer. The correspondents and contributors of 60 Minutes are Sharyn Alfonsi, Anderson Cooper, John Dickerson, Norah O’Donnell, Scott Pelley, Lesley Stahl, Bill Whitaker and L. Jon Wertheim.


2 ENGLISH SPEECH | BARACK OBAMA: Ignorance is NOT a Virtue (English Subtitles)


9 mei 2020

Learn English with Barack Obama. President Barack Obama delivered the commencement address at Rutgers University in 2016, indirectly criticizing Donald Trump by mentioning some of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s policies, including his plans to build a Mexican border wall and ban Muslims from entering the country. In this Speech, he also quotes: “The flood of information hasn’t made us more discerning of the truth. In some ways, it’s just made us more confident in our ignorance.” – Watch with big English subtitles.


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3 Barack Obama speaks out on politics, life in the White House, and Donald Trump

15 nov. 2020

In his first television interview since the election of Joe Biden as the 46th President, former President Barack Obama sits down with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King to discuss the first volume of his memoirs, “A Promised Land.” He talks about the enormous opposition he experienced as he entered the White House; the impact of his political career on his family; and why he campaigned for his former vice president – and spoke out so vociferously against his successor, President Donald Trump.
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4 Promises Kept


6 sep. 2012

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5 Promises KeptFormer President Barack Obama set to release memoir, ‘A Promised Land’ | GMA


15 nov. 2020

Barack Obama sat down with Oprah Winfrey to discuss the years leading up to his historic presidency and some of his most pivotal moments in the White House.

6 Obama hails arrival of a more ‘caring government’ as memoir launches



17 nov. 2020

In an interview marking the launch of his memoir, A Promised Land, Barack Obama tells Oprah Winfrey that the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will help lead the country back to the ‘competent, caring government we so badly need’
He lamented the standard of governance seen in the US over the past four years, saying Biden and Harris will ‘level set’ and show that the presidency won’t label journalists ‘enemies of the state’ or ‘routinely lie’
A Promised Land by Barack Obama review – memoir of a president
Obama scolds ‘petulant’ Trump but reveals conservative sympathies

8 – 2017: President Obama on eight years in the White House


13 nov. 2020

Barack Obama’s final interview with 60 Minutes as president of the United States.

9 INTERVIEW OBAMA | ‘Ik stond voor verandering, maar Trump ook’


17 nov. 2020

In een uitgebreid interview met Nieuwsuur blikt Barack Obama terug op zijn eerste jaren als president van de Verenigde Staten. Ook reflecteert hij op vier jaar Trump.

Welke gevolgen heeft het presidentschap van Obama voor het huidige Amerika? Hoe gaat het met het de verdeeldheid in het land van ‘de Amerikaanse droom’? Wat is er terechtgekomen van de verandering die Obama beloofde? En wat heeft hij gemeen met Donald Trump?


De publicatie van Obama’s boek A Promised Land gaat gepaard met een wereldwijde publiciteitscampagne waarbij hij zich laat interviewen door mensen uit de literaire wereld. In Europa geeft de oud-president in vijf landen een interview. Nieuwsuur vroeg Tommy Wieringa, auteur en columnist bij NRC Handelsblad, om Obama te interviewen. Wieringa mocht vragen wat hij wilde.


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10 Former US president Obama releases memoir titled ‘A Promised Land’


17 nov. 2020

The first volume of former US President Barack Obama’s memoir is now on sale, two weeks after the presidential election. It’s called A Promised Land and will cover his historic rise to the White House and his first term in office. Newsday columnist Dan Raviv has more.

11 Barack Obama: Trump has been held to a different standard than every other President


16 nov. 2020

Barack Obama told Oprah Winfrey that President Donald Trump has been held to a different standard than every other President.
The former US president said the change of standards is down to the fact Mr Trump breached so many presidential norms. Alluding to his own presidency, Obama said that ‘presidential firsts’ are often under greater scrutiny. 
When asked to describe in one word how he felt upon finding out Joe Biden was elected president, Obama said he was ’thrilled’.

12 President Obama is Scared of Sasha and Roasts Donald Trump


20 nov. 2020

President Obama talks about his new book “A Promised Land,” selling more books on the first day than Michelle did, being scared of Sasha and Michelle, the alias his daughters came up with for him, the struggle of being a good father and husband while also being a good President, being on the cover of InStyle Magazine, sinking a three pointer while campaigning with Joe Biden, calling the election for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, getting Trump out of the White House, Joe Biden becoming President, resurrecting the Pandemic Task Force disbanded by Donald Trump, getting the Affordable Care Act passed, the work that still needs to be done, the best night of his Presidency, the Bin Laden raid, Donald Trump’s birther theory, and he surprises a totally unsuspecting fan.
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13 Barack Obama Opens Up About His New Memoir, Marriage To Michelle & A Joe Biden Presidency | People


23 nov. 2020

In this exclusive interview with Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States opens up about his deeply personal new memoir A Promised Land, how his relationship with Michelle is better than ever since leaving the White House, and his belief that a Joe Biden presidency has the power to heal a divided nation.
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14 The Barack Obama Interview | 360 With Speedy Morman


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24 nov. 2020

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The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, sat down for an hour-long talk with Speedy at the iconic Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington, DC while discussing his new memoir ‘A Promised Land.’ We connected on everything from his own experiences with racism, defunding the police, the Covid-19 vaccine and whether or not Donald Trump did anything right during his presidency. We also have a conversation about his comments on hip-hop in last week’s interview with ‘The Atlantic.’ Finally, President Obama pondered whether LeBron will ever reach Michael Jordan’s GOAT status and if he thought Drake was the right man to play him in a movie.

0:00 Intro
17:59 President Obama Reflects On the Media’s Role in Polarization
25:31 Don’t Believe Everything You See on Instagram
27:15 – On the Covid-19 Vaccine
29:24 Trump is Going to Leave the White House
31:38 AOC Can Become President
34:08 President Obama Wouldn’t Defund the Police
36:18 Is Donald Trump Racist?
37:55 President Obama Expands on his Rap Music Comments in The Atlantic interview
46:25 President Obama Gives Drake His Blessing to Play Him in a Biopic
47:05 LeBron vs MJ
51:59 Did Trump Leave the Country Better Off?
54:07 What Has Trump Done Well?

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