in howard's mind, alison was and always would be the "typical LI jewish hausfrau" and after he became really famous (after the movie, his books, and production company) thought he was too good for her and could do much better.
I doubt it. She was the one with more education than him. She had a masters in social work and even got her LCSW (or LSW) and was the bread-winner while he struggled.
That's hardly the "typical, Long Island house frau."
I miss the public access calls too. They were all done to NYC's Time Warner network 'MNN'. They must have issued a cease and desist as there are literally thousands of shows to choose from. Jonah was the best.