Lead: Perhaps no private residence in America reflects the tastes and disposition of its builder as does the home of Thomas Jefferson, Monticello.

 Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: The term "renaissance man" seems created to anticipate Thomas Jefferson. Lawyer, farmer, writer, philosopher, inventor, musician, politician, author of the Declaration of Independence, the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and father of the University of Virginia, Jefferson was accomplished at each, seeming to equal the renaissance scholar's dream of virtue as the governing principle of life. When he built his home high on the little mountain near Charlottesville, he deemed it almost as a gesture of appreciation for all of life.