Barack Obama to release presidential memoir

Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
3:45 | 09/17/20

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Transcript for Barack Obama to release presidential memoir
We'll begin with former president Barack Obama this morning announcing he will be releasing his presidential memoir. The first volume is called "A promised land." President Obama tweeting there is no feeling like finishing a book and I'm proud of this one. In "A promised land" I try to provide an honest accounting of my presidency, the forces we grappled with as a nation and how to heal our division and make democracy work for everybody. Penguin random house says there will be an audio version of the books which will be read by president Obama himself. "A promised land" will hit bookshelves deuce, November 17th of this year. And a very big night for country music last night. The academy of country music awards aired live from the grand ole opry and other than Nashville it looked quite different than last year. The stars singing to empty seats, no fans, no applause, even for Taylor Swift. There she is returning to her country roots with an acoustic perform imagine of her new song "Betty." Here's a look. But if I just showed up at your party would you have me, would you want me would you tell me to go straight to hell or lead me to the garden in the garden would you trust me if I told you it was just a summer thing I'm only 17 I don't know anything but I know I miss you That was her first time on the AMC -- acm stages in seven years. The singer saying she did her own hair, makeup and styling for the night. Other big moral Pennsylvania came from Carrie Underwood who sang a medley from Patsy cline to Reba Mcentire, dolly parton as well, Keith urban did hosting duties for the acms with his biggest fan, wife, Nicole kidman watching from home and as for the winners, old dominion got song of the year and group of the year and in a surprise ending, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood both named entertainers of the year. A big, big night for country music. Finally a brand-new challenge for actress and home design lover and friend, Lorraine Bracco. The "Goodfellas" alum rediscovering her Italian roots with a brand-new series, I love this. It's called "My big Italian adventure" and will feature Herren separating a 200-year-old home in sicily she bought, guys, for $1.18 from the Italian government. We've done stories on those sales happening so they can fix up dilapidated houses. We never knew that celebs were buying them. The catch, no water, no electricity I, no bathroom, sagging floor, crumbling walls and a DI lap dated roof. What could go wrong? In the end HGTV is promising a stunning resurrection of a classic Italian home. The new series premieres Friday October 30th on HGTV and on that I send it back to you in the studio. Oh, that's going to be great. Lara, one quick question. Riva, is she in a time-out or something? I'm going to show you if I can, I'm going to move the camera. There she is. Today she's riva the diva. Will not give me the time of day. She's never far from your side. All right, Lara. Good camera work there too. You're getting good at home. I'm getting there. I'm getting there. It's not backwards. Yeah. I got you. Oh, yeah, the first time had it that seems like another lifetime Okay, we turn to our "Gma" cover story.

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