MONDAY American Masters (PBS, 9-10:30 p.m.): ``The Price of the Ticket,'' a strong documentary portrait of the late writer James Baldwin. (Please see preview this coming Friday). TUESDAY Gangs, Guns & Drugs (NBC, 10-11 p.m.): They're all connected, of course - as graphically documented in this two-part special, narrated by Tom Brokaw, about the impact of gangs in Los Angeles County and around the United States. The opener examines how national cocaine distribution became centered in L.A. County, where the sophisticated weaponry would make a guerrilla force jealous. The Struggle for Democracy (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): In a series that reaches around the globe for settings and ideas, ``The Last Citizen'' goes to Iceland and Canada to see how women gained standing there. The findings fit into this edition's treatment of a subject crucial to any working democracy - citizen involvement. P.O.V. (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): ``Point of View'' - a series of independent documentaries - features ``Jack Levine: Feast of Pure Reason,'' a portrait of America's leading Social Realist painters (no, they're not confined to China and the Soviet Union). A softly humorous man in private, Levine the artist is a mericless mocker of corrupt or unjust officials.

WEDNESDAY Gangs, Guns & Drugs (NBC, 10-11 p.m.): In the second of the two-part special, Tom Brokaw moderates a live hookup of guests in several cities - including drug czar William Bennett - who discuss street gangs as a national problem.

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