Elizabeth II's coronation in June 1953 was being discussed on the radio when Pete Lundquist discovered that Mark Gordian had somehow plagiarized an unpublished work.
A few days later, after Jim McGregor had arrived in Los Angeles to confront Gordian, he had dinner with Pete. Among other things, the two discussed the coronation. Lundquist thought that it was remarkable that film of the event in the United Kingdom was shown the same day on television in the United States since the networks were able to receive it by jet. McGregor agreed but was still dissatisfied and said that he would have preferred one of Arthur Clarke's relay satellites showing it as it happened.