Lead: Lucrezia Borgia was either one of the most immoral women in history or she was a pawn in the never-ending game of late Italian Renaissance family intrigue. Or maybe she was both.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: At the heart of late Italian Renaissance brilliance, culture, and corruption was the family Borgia. This clan, whose members exploited an already decayed Catholic moral structure and who defined the era's worldliness and ambition, originated in Spain.