ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 03, 1972
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(Studio) ABC National Affairs Editor Bill Lawrence died in NIT. Described as relentlessly perfectionist newsman. Covered White House during 6 President Credibility gap didn't appear until he quit that beat. [1966 film of LAWRENCE interviewed by commentator, discussing 1968 campaign, shown. Predicts Johnson won't run for re-election.] Former President and Mrs. Johnson telegraphed condolences. President Nixon lauds Lawrence.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
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