MSNBC's Rachel Maddow interviews Google CEO Eric Schmidt on Google's stance on privacy and government surveillance.
Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google, and Rachel Maddow, Radio Host on Air America, discuss the role of the Internet and Google in this election at the 2008 DNC.
Eric Emerson Schmidt, Ph.D is chairman and CEO of Google, Inc. and a member of the board of directors of Apple, Inc. He also sits on the Princeton University board of trustees.
Since coming to Google, Eric has focused on building the corporate infrastructure needed to maintain Google's rapid growth as a company and ensuring that quality remains high while product development cycle times are kept to a minimum. Eric shares responsibility for Google's day-to-day operations.
In 2006, Eric was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, which recognized his work on "the development of strategies for the world's most successful Internet search engine company." Eric was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a fellow in 2007. He is also chairman of the board of directors for the New America Foundation.
Rachel Maddow is an American radio personality and political pundit. She is the host of The Rachel Maddow Show on Air America Radio and an MSNBC TV host.