well it would appear that the flickr mail was the real deal. i emailed wonbo woo the following letter yesterday:
as long as you are going to portray flickr and i in a positive light then you are more than welcome to use any of my katrina photos. personally, i would recommend slight clutter’s katrina photos over my own. i think they are great.
good luck on your piece. when will it air?
and today i received the following response:
No airdate as yet, but I’ll send you a headsup as soon as I know it. (Can you forward me a non-flickrmail email address?) I’ve been in touch with slight clutter, as well – I totally agree: her pictures are wonderful. I can’t promise anything about the editorial content as a matter of policy – but we’re working very closely with yahoo/flickr staff on the piece.