Three weeks ago, George Holliday was a plumbing supply manager with a new video camera.

Now he has a lawyer and an upcoming appearance on "Geraldo."The man whose home video of police beating an unarmed motorist incensed the nation has received far more than Andy Warhol's requisite 15 minutes of fame. For three weeks and counting, Holliday's amateur camera work has been one of the nation's top stories.

On Tuesday, Holliday emerged after two weeks of seclusion. He was flanked by James Jordan, an attorney. After accepting a commendation from Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn, Hol-liday was besieged by reporters.

"I have to get back to work," he said.