Local-access cable shows are sharpening their focus Public-access programs sharpen with advances in technology, funding ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Long known for shaky cameras, scratchy sound, and few viewers, local access TV programming has been improving. Jenn Adams delivers headlines as news director of Newton News. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Jenn Adams, news director of Newton News, edited a segment of her show at the station. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Melinda Garfield works in the control room as Jenn Adams taped a news segment in Newton, Essdras M. Suarez/Globe Staff Joe Lynch hosts the show Greater Somerville on Somerville Community Access Television. It's one of the most watched cable access shows in the city. Rose Lincoln for The Boston Globe Brittany Silverman, age 11, came up with the idea of holding a live telethon at the cable access TV studio in Milford. Rose Lincoln for the Boston Globe Silverman (second from left) and her cast mates in The Music Man perform the first scene at the telethon. Rose Lincoln for the Boston Globe Matt Mariner of Sutton sings during a live telethon at the cable access TV studio in Milford. Rose Lincoln for the Boston Globe Manuel Andrade tapes his Cape Verdean show, "Selo Ernestina." He has done around 900 cable shows over the years. Rose Lincoln for the Boston Globe Manuel Andrade (left) has one of the longest running local cable access shows in the region. Rose Lincoln for the Boston Globe In the control room for Manuel Endrade 's Cape Verdean show, "Selo Ernestina," are Aaron Thibeault (left) and Walter Delgado, age 15.