Eric Schmidt on Google vs. Facebook

BY News Desk  October 5, 2011 at 4:42 PM EDT

Gwen Ifill interviewed Google’s Eric Schmidt — the company’s former CEO and current executive chairman — as part of the Washington Ideas Forum Wednesday.

Among her questions about the search giant: can it really take on Facebook with it’s new Google+ product? Watch Schmidt’s answer here:

We’ll have more excerpts from their conversation on Wednesday’s NewsHour.